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Canada-Sao Tome and Principe relations

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Bilateral relations

Canada’s first ambassador was appointed to Sao Tome and Principe (STP) in 1979, four years after the country achieved independence. STP has been interacting with Canada within the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie since the STP joined in 1995.

Canada is currently represented in STP by the High Commission of Canada in Nigeria, located in Abuja. The Permanent Mission of Sao Tome and Principe to the United Nations in New York also serves as the STP embassy to Canada. In addition, STP is represented by an honorary consul in Montréal.

Trade relations

Canada has limited bilateral trade relations with STP. Two-way merchandise trade reached $367,950 in 2020.

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Development

In 2020-2021, Canada’s development assistance to Sao Tome and Principe reached $2.87 million. Canada’s international assistance to the country aligns with Sao Tome and Principe's Transformation Agenda 2030, and aligns with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy, particularly in the area of environment and climate action.

See Project Browser for additional information on programming in Sao Tome and Principe.

Partnerships and organizations

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

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