Canada-Tonga Relations

Canada-Tonga Relations

In Tonga, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand.

Tonga is represented in Canada by a High Commission in New York, U.S.A.

Canada enjoys cordial bilateral relations with the Kingdom of Tonga. Relations are enhanced by shared memberships in international organisations such as the Commonwealth, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Health Organisation. Canada and Tonga share interests with respect to fisheries management and are both party to the United Nations Fish Stock Agreement. Canada is also a Dialogue Partner of the Pacific Islands Forum to which Tonga belongs.

With regard to development assistance, Canada supports small scale, community-based projects in Tonga through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) administered by the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand. In 2014-2015, Canada supported five CFLI projects in Tonga, including two water rehabilitation initiatives in the Ha’apai island group, which was heavily damaged by Cyclone Ian in 2014.

Canada's trade relations with Tonga are managed by the Trade Commissioner Service, New Zealand.

June 2015


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