Canada-Angola relations

Canada established diplomatic relations with Angola in 1978. The embassy to Zimbabwe in Harare serves Angola, as does an honorary consulate in Luanda.

Canada and Angola maintain positive relations, the result originally of Canada’s important role in Angola’s peace process and since then based on the countries’ shared desire for peace and prosperity.

In the 2016 to 2017 fiscal year, Canada provided Angola with $6.75 million in international assistance, the majority of it channeled through long-term institutional support of multilateral organizations with activities in Angola.  

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, administered by the embassy in Harare, provides support to local organizations that promote human rights, gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in Angola.

In 2017, two-way merchandise trade between Canada and Angola totalled a value of $250.4 million, with $80.9 million worth of Canadian exports to, and $169.5 million of imports from, Angola. Top Canadian merchandise exports to Angola include beans, textiles and machinery. The top Canadian merchandise import from Angola is diamonds.

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November 2018