Canada - Seychelles Relations
Diplomatic relations and official representation
Canada established diplomatic relations with Seychelles in 1976 following the country’s independence.
In Seychelles, Canada is represented by the Canadian High Commission in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Seychelles is represented in Canada by a High Commission in New York, U.S.A. The Seychelles also has an Honorary Consul based in Montreal and one in Toronto.
Canada and Seychelles are both members of the Commonwealth and La Francophonie, and often share similar views on multilateral issues within those fora.
Seychelles has taken on a leadership role in the prosecution and incarceration of pirates. Canada has aided this effort by contributing over $740,000 from the Global Peace and Security Fund to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to support piracy prosecution and incarceration in East Africa, predominantly in Seychelles and Kenya.
Canada does not provide bilateral development assistance to Seychelles. Seychelles may benefit from global multilateral initiatives. Students from Seychelles are eligible for the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program (CFSP) that allows students in developing countries within La Francophonie to study in Canada. In addition of the CFSP, Seychelles nationals are eligible for the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program and the African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program.
In 2014, Canadian imports from Seychelles were estimated at $1.7 million and Canadian exports were estimated at $24.5 million.
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