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Ambassador's Message

Louis-Pierre Émond
Louis-Pierre Émond

Thank you for visiting our website.

It is truly an honor to represent Canada in the State of Kuwait and contribute to strengthening the already solid ties that unite our countries. Although our two countries are very different in terms of climate, we do have numerous areas of common interest and shared principles and values. Canada and Kuwait enjoy a solid and growing commercial relationship with key partnerships in areas such as engineering, aerospace, education, life sciences and oil and gas. Furthermore, around 400 post-secondary Kuwaiti students decide to study in Canadian learning institutions every year, creating everlasting bonds between the two countries that will develop over time into research projects, shared experiences and commercial opportunities.

As we approach the 55th anniversary of our diplomatic relations, our team will continue to work closely with our Kuwaiti counterparts in order to deepen our partnership through promoting regional and international security and stability; diversifying our bilateral trade and investment portfolio; and discovering what each country has to offer through arts, science and sports.

It will be particularly interesting to see how Canadians can take part in the New Kuwait 2035 development plan, an ambitious vision for renewal of key aspects of Kuwaiti infrastructure in terms of human capital, public administration, healthcare, the environment and the economy, among others.

I encourage all Canadians living in Kuwait to register with us to ensure that we can contact you in the event of an emergency. 

Finally, I encourage all of you interested in discovering more about Canada and Kuwait to follow us on Twitter (@CanadaKuwait), as well as on my personal account (@LPEmond99).


Louis-Pierre Émond
Ambassador of Canada to the State of Kuwait


Louis-Pierre Émond (Bachelor of Business Administration, Laval University, 1997; Master of Business Administration, Laval University, 1999) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1999. Abroad, he worked in Tokyo, Japan between 2002 and 2005 as First Secretary and trade commissioner before moving to Nagoya, Japan where he was Consul and senior trade commissioner from 2005 to 2007. He also was posted to the Embassy of Canada in Peru (with responsibility for Bolivia) from 2009 to 2012, where he was Counsellor and senior trade commissioner. He was then posted to Sao Paulo, Brazil from 2014 to 2018 where he was Consul and senior trade commissioner. At Headquarters, he has held progressively more senior assignments starting in the Western Europe division, focusing on the Canada-France commercial relationship between 1999 and 2000, then as Deputy-director of the Middle East and North Africa division from 2007 to 2008. After his return from Peru he acted as Special advisor in the Executive Services Division between 2012 and 2013. He speaks French, English, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese.


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