During their participation in the Canada-China Economic and Financial Strategic Dialogue (EFSD) in Beijing, China from November 10 to 13, 2018, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr will connect with Canadian journalists (November 12) to discuss progress and outcomes from the Dialogue. Ministers Morneau and Carr are co-chairing the EFSD with China, hosted by State Councillor Wang Yong and the Chinese ministers of finance and commerce, to discuss strategic, overall, and long-term issues in economic and financial fields to deepen practical co-operation between the two countries while exploring ways for exporting businesses to compete and succeed. The initial areas of focus include energy, agriculture, and mutual interests in financial sector policy and services. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Lawrence MacAulay will also participate in the Dialogue. The media update will commence on November 12 at 9 a.m. ET.