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Diplomatic relations were established on August 25, 1997. Canada enjoys a strong and warm relationship with Palau. Bilateral relations are cordial and enhanced by a shared membership in several international organisations such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Health Organisation. Canada and Palau are both party to a number of agreements such as the, 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 Palau belongs.
In Palau, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada to Australia, in Canberra. Palau is represented in Canada by an embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Canada's trade relations with Palau are managed by the Trade Commissioner Service at the High Commission of Canada to Australia, in Canberra. Palau’s main industry is tourism. The country consists of 8 main islands and more than 300 smaller islands and atolls. Two thirds of the population live in the state of Koror.
Canada supports community-based projects in Palau 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 Palau work closely in multilateral fora, such as:
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- United Nations (UN)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
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