Prime Minister, Ministers Conclude Visit to Vietnam and APEC Leaders’ Meeting

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and various Canadian ministers attended the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week from November 8-to-11, 2017. PM Trudeau reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to progressive trade inclusive of women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples in the APEC Leaders’ Meeting hosted by Vietnam. On the margins of the Leaders’ Meeting, the PM, joined by Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, the Hon. Bob Rae, met with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. They raised Canada’s ongoing concerns about the crisis in Myanmar affecting the minority Rohingya population, and discussed ways in which Canada could contribute to lasting peace and reconciliation. The PM also met with his counterparts from other APEC economies, including Australia, Japan, and Mexico, to discuss issues of mutual interest. PM Trudeau, along with the Minister of International Trade François-Philippe Champagne, welcomed progress made on a framework for a new comprehensive and progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership. Finally, Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland concluded a successful working visit to Da Nang, Vietnam.

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