Canada - São Tomé and Príncipe Relations

Canada - Sao Tome and Princip Relations

Diplomatic Relations

Canada’s first ambassador was appointed to São Tomé-e-Príncipe (STP) in 1979, four years after the country achieved independence in 1975. STP has been interacting with Canada within the Organisation international de la Francophonie, which it joined in 1995.

Canada in São Tomé-e-Príncipe

Canada is currently represented in STP by the Canadian High Commission located in Abuja, Nigeria.

São Tomé-e-Príncipe in Canada

The Permanent Mission of STP to the United Nations in New York also serves as its Embassy to Canada. In addition, STP is represented by an Honorary Consul in Montreal.

Common Memberships

Trade and Investments

Trade Relations

Canada has limited bilateral trade relations with STP. Two-way merchandise trade reached $107 700 in 2016.

Development and Humanitarian Assistance

In 2015-2016, the Canadian development assistance was $ 1.24 million for STP, all channels included. See Project Browser for additional information on programming in STP.

Canada provides scholarships to STP through the Canadian Francophonie Grants Program.

Other Relevant Information

June 2017


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