Canada - Guinea Relations

Canada - Guinea Relations

Diplomatic Relations

Canada and Guinea established diplomatic relations in March 1962. Canada's bilateral relations with Guinea are based on a long tradition of cooperation in the mining sector and a common membership in La Francophonie.

Canada in Guinea

The Embassy of Canada in Senegal ensures the representation of Canada in Guinea. Guinea has been represented in Canada by an  Embassy in Ottawa since 1980 and is also represented by Honorary Consuls in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Trade Relations

Canada and Guinea have an established trade relationship. In 2017, exports totaled more than 14.1 million, while imports from Guinea reached 62.5 million.

Development and Humanitarian Assistance

  • Canada was one of the earliest responders to the Ebola crisis, and has committed more than $130 million to help address the health, humanitarian and security implications of the crisis in West Africa.
  • The main Canadian partners involved in Guinea are the Canadian Red Cross, the International Development Research Center, the Canadian Commercial Corporation and a consortium made up of World University Service of Canada and the Center for International Studies and Cooperation.
  • The main multilateral partners are the World Food Programme and the World Health Organization.
  • The Embassy of Canada in Senegal also supports local initiatives to promote human rights, peace and security, and governance through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.
  • See Project Browser for additional information on programming. 

October 2018