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International Trade Minister to visit Singapore and Hong Kong to pursue investment opportunities and expand access to new markets for Canadians 

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, will travel to Singapore from March 22 to 24, 2018, to promote Canada and Singapore’s growing bilateral trade and investment relationship, advance discussions with key partners in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and attend the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) Forum.

Minister of International Trade welcomes first round of negotiations with Mercosur countries in Ottawa

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

International trade is a key driver of economic growth, contributing to a prosperous middle class. Expanding and diversifying Canada’s trade with large, fast-growing markets such as Mercosur – a trading bloc comprised of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – is a priority for the Government of Canada and a key part of its progressive trade agenda and diversification strategy.

Canada hosts conference on human rights and corruption in the Americas 

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced his participation at the Conference on Human Rights and Corruption in the Americas, to be held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on March 20, 2018.

Rohingya crisis: Canada announces new funding for emergency preparedness and assistance for Rohingya refugees and host communities

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Canada remains deeply concerned about the violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar, and the displacement of more than 671,000 Rohingya refugees—the majority of them women and children—to neighbouring Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. Canada continues to support life-saving and gender-responsive humanitarian assistance to these refugees who face a desperate situation, which could worsen as monsoon season arrives in Bangladesh.

Canada to provide emergency food and humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Canada is committed to providing humanitarian assistance and responding to the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable. Palestinian refugees endure high levels of poverty, unemployment and food insecurity. By helping to meet their humanitarian needs, Canada also contributes to stability in the region.

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