Middle East & Africa

Middle East and North Africa

Alberta is considered a key province in the economic relationship between Canada and countries in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly in the energy and agricultural sectors. Between 2007 and 2008, exports to this region increased by 65%.

The Ministry has a mandate to promote Alberta for investment attraction, trade development, and government to government relations in the Middle East and North Africa.

Priority target markets for trade and investment include Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The Ministry represents and advises on Alberta's interests with regards to foreign government relations; manages Alberta's twinning relationships with international jurisdictions; and coordinates inbound programs for visiting foreign officials.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Alberta has worked on governance projects in a number of countries including Tanzania, Malawi and most recently in South Africa, primarily with its twin province, Mpumalanga.

The Ministry has a mandate to promote Alberta for investment attraction, trade development, and government to government relations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Ministry represents and advises on Alberta's interests with regards to foreign government relations; manages Alberta's twinning relationships with international jurisdictions, including South Africa (Mpumalanga); and coordinates inbound programs for visiting foreign officials.

For more information on Alberta’s relationship with the Middle East & Africa


For more information on Alberta-Middle East and Africa initiatives contact:

Greg Jardine, Executive Director
Phone: 780-427-6368
Email greg.jardine@gov.ab.ca

For more information on Alberta’s general export promotion and investment attraction see:

Investment Attraction and Exporting