Ambassador's Message

Welcome to the Canadian Embassy in Mali


I am pleased to welcome you to the Web site of the Canadian Embassy in Mali and hope your visit will prove both worthwhile and enjoyable!

This Web site serves primarily as a window on Canada and its presence in Mali. It is brimming with information about Canada and the services it provides through its Embassy, both for Canadians residing in or visiting Mali and for Malians or anyone else who would like to know more about relations between the two countries.

The relationship between Canada and Mali has grown in recent years. In 2002, Mali became one of nine countries of focus in terms of Canadian international cooperation. Mali was subsequently confirmed in 2005 as one of the 25 key development partners of Canada. Our cooperation program in Mali is aimed at strengthening the systems of education, health, justice, good governance and democracy while promoting strategies for integrating women (gender and development) and sustainable development.

Consular and emergency assistance to Canadians abroad remains at the core of our commitment. If you are a Canadian residing in Mali, you can help us continue to provide you with quality service by registering with the Embassy at the earliest possible opportunity. This will help us locate you and provide you with assistance in the event of an emergency or in case we need to share with you pertinent information from Canada. Registration is easy and can be completed on-line.

Since 2005, a Trade Commissioner Service was established at the Embassy, primarily to promote trade and investment from Canada to Mali. If you have business projects in Mali, I encourage you to contact this Service or visit the Trade Commissioners' site.

We are constantly looking to improve our Web site. Do not hesitate to send us your suggestions and comments. You can reach the Embassy by writing to this address:

Enjoy your visit!

Virginie Saint-Louis,
Canadian Ambassador to Mali