Canada-Central African Republic Relations
Bilateral relations between Canada and the Central African Republic (CAR) are modest but cordial. Canada encourages the restoration of peace and security, mainly through its support to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR. Canada also supports the CAR through humanitarian assistance.
Canada in the Central African Republic
Canada has been represented in the CAR by the Canadian High Commission in Yaoundé, Cameroon since 1962. Canada also has an Honorary Consulate in Bangui, the capital of the CAR.
The Central African Republic in Canada
The Central African Republic has been represented in Canada by its Embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S.A., since 1974.
Trade and Investments
Commercial relations between the two countries remain very modest.
In 2017, bilateral trade amounted to $465,000.
The main exports from Canada to the CAR are machinery, mechanical and electronic products, specialised instruments, and food and textile products. Imports from the CAR are mainly wood, fats and oil products.
Development and Humanitarian assistance
Canada has been providing international assistance for many years to partner agencies working in this country. In 2016-2017, the Canadian international assistance, estimated at $23.64 M for the CAR, essentially targeted humanitarian assistance.
Canada also funds the Women’s Political Empowerment and Leadership Project of UN Women at $10 M, which operates in four African countries, including the CAR. The project aims to improve the participation of women in the political sphere.
Canada contributes $13 M to the African Trade Policy Centre of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, which supports countries like the CAR to increase trade with other African countries through technical advisory services.
Canadian Contribution to Peace and Security
Canada supports the United Nations peacekeeping force which took over the African Union mission on September 15, 2014. Canada also funds the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund at $15 M, which has projects in several countries including the CAR.
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