Qatar-Canada Relations

Qatar and Canada are tied with a diplomatic and strategic relations, built on complete cooperation, combined work and mutual respect. The cooperation between the two countries is not only in political area, it extends to fields of commercial, educational, health and development affairs. The relation between the two countries was established long time ago in the form of a non-residential basis were Qatar was represented by Qatar’s Embassy in Washington, and Canada was represented by the Canadian Embassy in Kuwait. In March 22nd 2011, the diplomatic relation between the countries moved to a residential basis upon the opening of Qatar’s Embassy in Ottawa, Canada.

The last decade witnessed a remarkable evolution in the relation between the two countries reflected by the sharing similar views on political  regional matters, as well as an improve on the commercial relations with the most important exports being the Liquefied petroleum gas to New Brunswick province on the east coast of Canada. In the field of education Canadian educational institutions was one of the first institutions that have opened branches in Doha, including the College of the North Atlantic, The University of Calgary. in health sector “Sickids” hospital along with Hamad Medical corporation have taken important steps towards opening a center in Doha.