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Canada-Oman Relations

Canada is represented by the Embassy of Canada in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Oman is represented in Canada by the Embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Canada and Oman share common objectives in the domains of international peace and social and economic development. Our relations are very cordial. Oman has pursued a pragmatic foreign policy, frequently mediating between its neighbours, and has given diplomatic support and basing facilities to the campaign against terrorism in Afghanistan. Our bilateral relations also include defence cooperation as the Canadian Forces have long been permitted access to Omani ports. Oman has been a member of Canada's Military Training Cooperation Program (MTCP) since 1980 and its military personnel have participated in several courses and training opportunities.

In both Canada and Oman, education is a high priority. The Government of Oman offers annual scholarships to its citizens to pursue higher education in Canada. The University of Ottawa has presented His Highness Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said with an honorary doctorate in recognition of his outstanding efforts in promoting education in Oman since coming to the throne.

Bilateral commercial relations with Oman have traditionally been modest but exports have been increasing for the past five years. Rio Tinto Alcan is the largest pan-Canadian investor in Oman. Oman is also part of the Gulf Cooperation Council, a priority market for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.


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Date Modified:
2012-09-21