In Nicaragua, Canada is represented by the Embassy of Canada (Program Office) in Managua. In addition to managing the Development Cooperation Program with Nicaragua, the Program Office also provides full consular services to Canadians. The Ambassador and other Embassy services such as Trade and General Relations are located and managed from the Embassy of Canada in Costa Rica.
Nicaragua is represented in Canada by an Embassy in Washington, D.C. Nicaragua has a consular office in Whitby, Ontario.
Canada's bilateral relations with Nicaragua have matured and evolved over the years. Positive development cooperation and the increasing trade and investment relationship are central to our bilateral relations.
Canada has had a development program in Nicaragua since 1971. The program currently focuses on two development priorities: food security and sustainable economic growth through rural economic development. From 2009 to 2013, Canada contributed $70.9 million in Official Development Assistance to Nicaragua.
Canada and Nicaragua have a healthy trade and investment relationship. In 2014, two-way merchandise trade reached $376.3 million.
In July 2013, then Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird traveled to Nicaragua, at which time he met with several representatives of the Government. In February 2013, then Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs) Diane Ablonczy visited Nicaragua and had fruitful meetings with representatives of the Government, civil society and the business community.
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