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Canada-the Marshall Islands relations

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Bilateral relations

Diplomatic relations were established on August 14, 1997. Canada enjoys a warm and positive relationship with the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). Bilateral relations are cordial and enhanced by a shared membership in international organisations such as the United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization. Canada and RMI share interests with respect to fisheries are both party to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement. Canada is also a Dialogue Partner of the Pacific Islands Forum to which the Republic of the Marshall Islands belongs.

The Marshall Islands, which gained its independence on October 21, 1986, include 29 atolls and 5 islands. Two-third of the population lives on Majuro and Ebeye.

In the Marshall Islands, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada to Australia, in Canberra. The Marshall Islands is represented in Canada by an embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Trade relations

Canada's trade relations with Marshall Islands are managed by the Trade Commissioner Service at the High Commission of Canada to Australia, in Canberra.

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Canada supports community-based projects in Marshall Islands through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives administered by the High Commission of Canada in Australia. Canada also provides long-term institutional support to multilateral and global organizations that are present in the Pacific.

Partnerships and organizations

To develop effective responses to today’s most pressing global challenges, Canada and the Marshall Islands work closely in multilateral fora, such as:

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