Burkina Faso–Canada relations

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Burkina Faso–Canada relations

Burkina Faso

Canada

Burkina Faso–Canada relations refers to bilateral foreign relations between the two countries, Burkina Faso and Canada. Canada and Burkina Faso established diplomatic relations in 1962.[1] Canada and Burkina Faso share French as a common language and work together on regional and multilateral issues.[1]

Trade[edit]

In 2012 bilateral trade was worth $74.4 million.[1] Canadian exports include machines, electrical equipment, rubber, vehicles, tools, medical equipment and manufactured iron and steel goods.[1] Burkinabe exports include gemstones and oilseeds.[1]

Aid[edit]

In 2010 and 2011 Canada provided $34.85 million of foreign aid to Burkina Faso through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).[1]

Diplomatic representation[edit]

Before 1995, Canada's ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire also represented the country's interests in Burkina Faso. In 1995 Canada established an embassy in Ouagadougou.[1] Burkina Faso maintains an embassy in Ottawa and honorary consuls in Montreal, Toronto, Caraquet and Vancouver.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Canada - Burkina Faso Relations". Bilateral Relations. Government of Canada. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.