The Embassy of Canada in Ankara, Turkey, represents Canada in Georgia. Since 2011, Canada has also been represented by an Honorary Consul based in Tbilisi.
Georgia opened an Embassy in Ottawa in 2011.
Canada supports Georgia’s integration into North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and is grateful for Georgia’s substantial contribution to NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan.
Canadian exports to Georgia totaled $20.1 million in 2012 while it imports from Georgia totaled $106.2 million.
Since January 2012, Georgia has been part of Canada's Military Training and Cooperation Program (MTCP). The MCTP offers bilateral development assistance programs with developing non-NATO countries, including some of the following objectives: promote democratic principles, the rule of law, the protection of human rights and international stability, promote Canadian bilateral foreign and defence relations and build peace support operational capacity amongst Canada's peacekeeping partners. The three pillars of the MTCP programme are language training, staff training and professional development and peace support operations training.
As part of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), Canada supports civil society development, including human rights and democratic development in Georgia.
Following the August 2008 conflict with Russia, Canada committed $3 million in humanitarian assistance to Georgia and subsequently participated in the October 2008 international donors’ conference. Canada remains steadfast in its support for Georgian territorial integrity and sovereignty, and welcomes efforts to encourage dialogue and constructive engagement, such as the Geneva Talks, between Georgia, its breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and Russia.
Last updated: December 2013
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