Readout: Minister Ng speaks with South Korean trade minister Yoo Myung-hee

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August 07, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Yesterday evening, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with Yoo Myung-hee, South Korea’s Minister for Trade.

The ministers discussed the importance of international cooperation to defend the global economy against protectionism, keep essential trade flowing, and mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on people in both countries and around the world.

They also spoke about their support for the central role of the WTO in providing predictability for the 2 countries’ businesses, as well as the work of the Canada-led Ottawa Group to strengthen the multilateral trading system and modernize the WTO through meaningful reforms.

Minister Ng and Minister Yoo agreed to work together to support women in trade and highlighted the role trade policy plays in advancing gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. The 2 ministers look forward to continuing their work to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient economic recovery for people in both countries.

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Office of the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

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