The Americas: Our Neighbours, Our Priority
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Ollanta Humala Tasso, President of the Republic of Peru, witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by Minister Ablonczy, and Pedro Cateriano, Minister of Defence and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The Honourable Diane Ablonczy announced that the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement will enter into force on April 1, 2013.
In 2007, Prime Minister Harper announced that reviving and expanding Canadian political and economic engagement in the Americas is a major foreign policy goal. Canada is a country of the Americas and as such we place great value in Canada’s relationships with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Six years after Prime Minister Harper first made the Americas a foreign policy priority, our engagement in the hemisphere has never been stronger, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to play a bigger role in the Americas and to do so for the long term.
With a vision of a more prosperous, secure and democratic hemisphere, Canada is working with global, regional and local partners towards three goals of:
- 2013-05-23 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, during the Pacific Alliance Leaders' Summit
- 2013-05-22 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Ollanta Humala Tasso, President of the Republic of Peru, conclude a joint media availability at Government Palace
- 2013-05-22 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper participates in an expanded meeting with Ollanta Humala Tasso, President of the Republic of Peru, at Government Palace
- 2013-05-22 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper participates in a business roundtable along with Patricia Fortier, Ambassador for Canada to Peru, and Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs)
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