Republic of Albania and Canada established diplomatic relations on 10 September 1987. Until 1992, the Canadian Embassy in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia covered Albania. Then until 1999 the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Canada passed the cover in Budapest, Hungary, and from 1999 onwards represented Canada in Albania through its ambassador in Rome, Italy. These relationships have greatly developed after the establishment of pluralistic democracy in Albania. They are based on the already good political dialogue and close partnership as allies in NATO, it was also characterized by a consolidated friendship.
In April 2001, Republic of Albania opened the first embassy in Ottawa, which gave a new impulse to the strengthening of relations between the two countries.
The year 2012 was marked by several key moments of impact in the reaffirmation of the excellent climate of the Albanian-Canadian relations. Mentioning the "Year of Albania" in Canada, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Independence; Extensive package of activities, which highlighted the tremendous potential of friendship and ties between the two peoples; the speech of Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Albania and Albanians; 25th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations.
A vibrant and well integrated Diaspora of around 28 270 Canadians of Albanian origin, according to 2011 census is an important factor in strengthening human ties and bilateral cooperation between countries.
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