The Government of Canada is committed to diversifying trade and investment with the dynamic, growing market in the Asia-Pacific region. Ambitious trade agreements like the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will help Canadian businesses and workers recover more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, announced that Canada is providing up to $5 million in humanitarian assistance in response to the tragic explosion that occurred in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, 2020.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, hosted a virtual meeting with the members of the Inclusive Trade Action Group (ITAG): Andrés Allamand, Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs; Rodrigo Yañez, Chile’s Vice Minister of Trade; and David Parker, New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth.
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Today, representatives from the five members of the International Coordination and Response Group held their first meeting with Iranian officials regarding negotiations on reparations for the families of the victims of Flight PS752.
The ministers also agreed to continue to work together to promote sustainable economic growth as the world recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure that all countries have access to equitable, timely, and affordable tests, treatments, and vaccines.
As Canada and New Zealand take action to help keep their people safe and work to help their economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ministers discussed how to support small businesses to help them rebuild in the months to come.
As the world continues to address the health and economic challenges of COVID-19, it is more important than ever that Canada works with its international partners. And as a founding member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Canada recognizes the importance of working closely with the dynamic and fast-growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin bin Ali, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia.