Ottawa, 1 September 2022 (TDI): The year 2022 marks 70 years of diplomatic relations between Austria and Canada. Diplomatic Relations between both states were established in 1952. 

Canada- Austria Bilateral Relations

Relations between Austria and Canada are currently based on a shared commitment to multilateralism, a rising commercial and investment cooperation, and expanding cultural and youth-focused people-to-people relationships.

Canada and Austria share numerous commonalities and perspectives on global concerns and issues.

Canada’s significant international partner is Austria, and the two nations collaborate on a variety of topics, including human rights and the rule of law.

The Canadian Embassy in Austria, located in Vienna, represents Canadian interests in Austria. In Canada, the Austrian Embassy in Ottawa represents the Austrian state.

Trade and investment links between the two nations are vital. These ties are strengthened particularly through intellectual and youth exchanges, and people-to-people ties.

Furthermore, Austria’s participation in the European Union and its ties to central and southeastern Europe make it a key partner for Canada on a variety of regional issues.

The academic relations between the two nations are strong and expanding. Canadian Studies Centres can be found at the Universities of Vienna, Innsbruck, and Graz in Austria.

There is also a substantial number of exchange programs between institutions in Austria and Canada.

Bot nations have extremely prosperous economic ties. Canada is an important international export market for Austria. In the Canadian market, Austrian enterprises are also active in the fields of renewable energies and energy-efficient construction.

Cooperation through Multilateral Forums

To develop effective responses to today’s most pressing global challenges, Canada and Austria work closely in multilateral forums.

These include European Union (EU), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Criminal Court (ICC), and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Some of the other forums include the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Pacific Alliance, United Nations (UN), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and World Trade Organization (WTO).