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Diplomatic relations were established on March 3, 1998. Canada enjoys a close and friendly relationship with the Federated States of Micronesia. Bilateral relations are cordial and enhanced by a shared membership in international organisations such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the Food and Agriculture Organization. Canada and the Federated States of Micronesia share interests with respect to fisheries and are both party to a number of agreements such as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement. Canada is also a Dialogue Partner of the Pacific Islands Forum to which the Federated States of Micronesia belongs.
The Federated States of Micronesia include 607 islands regrouped under four states: Chuuk, Pohnpei, Yap and Kosrae, each represented by a star on the national flag.
In Micronesia, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada to Australia, in Canberra. Micronesia is represented in Canada through its embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Canada's trade relations with Micronesia are managed by the Trade Commissioner Service at the High Commission of Canada to Australia, in Canberra.
Canada supports community-based projects in Micronesia 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 Micronesia work closely in multilateral fora, such as:
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- United Nations (UN)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
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