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Canada-Montenegro relations

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Bilateral relations

Bilateral relations between Canada and Montenegro are positive and show potential for continuing development. Canada appreciates Montenegro’s role in contributing to political stability in Southeast Europe, and more generally through its membership in NATO. Canada supports Montenegro’s EU accession aspirations, and encourages Montenegro’s continued reform progress.

Through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, Canada supports small-scale projects in Montenegro to promote Canadian priorities relating to rule of law, good governance, peace and security, gender equality, and women’s economic empowerment.

Diplomatic relations between Canada and Montenegro were formally established in 2006 when the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro was dissolved and the independent republic of Montenegro was created. Canada is represented by its Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia. In turn, Montenegro is formally represented in Canada by its Embassy in Washington, D.C. and it also has Honorary Consuls in Vancouver and in Toronto.

Trade relations

In 2022, Canada’s total merchandise traded with Montenegro was worth $13.4 million. Canadian exports to Montenegro were valued at $6.3 million. Canadian merchandise exports to Montenegro consisted of machinery and equipment, vehicles and parts, fish and seafood and vegetables. Canada’s merchandise imports from Montenegro were valued at $7.1 million. These imports mostly comprised of electrical and electronic machinery and equipment, machinery and equipment, and beverages.

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Partnerships and organizations

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

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