Canada and Guinea-Bissau established diplomatic relations in 1975. The Embassy of Canada in Dakar, Senegal, has been ensuring representation in Guinea-Bissau since 1976.
Canada strongly condemned the military coup in Guinea-Bissau on April 12, 2012, and closely monitors the situation in the country as it evolves.
Canada has negligible trade relations with Guinea-Bissau. Trade reached $85,357 in 2012, of which $77,219 was Canadian exports and $8,138 was imports from Guinea-Bissau. Currently, Canada has no trade agreements in place with Guinea-Bissau.
The Embassy funds small local initiatives aimed at promoting human rights and good governance via the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).
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