In Mauritania, Canada is represented by the Embassy of Canada in Rabat, Morocco.
Mauritania is represented in Canada by a permanent mission in New York City, U.S.A.
Bilateral relations between Canada and Mauritania are limited. Canada supports a stable Mauritania and its efforts in re-establishing democracy through the holding of a constitutional referendum in June 2006, municipal and legislative elections in November 2006, senatorial elections in January 2007 and presidential elections in March 2007. All the elections were held in a serene and transparent manner.
Canada works together with Mauritania within La Francophonie.
With regard to development assistance to Mauritania, Canada has provided technical assistance to the Mauritanian Government to organize elections through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, which is administered by the Embassy of Canada in Morocco. Canada has also provided assistance to build Mauritanian civil society’s capacity to participate in the democratic process.
Trade relations have been evolving, and while exports remain limited, we have been seeing growth in Canadian interests in Mauritania, particularly in the mining sector, resulting primarily in a noticeable increase in Canadian investments, but also service contracts and academic partnerships.
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