Canada’s contribution to OCHA is strengthening the international humanitarian system’s preparedness and response capacity in the region.
The Americas: Our Neighbours, Our Priority
Minister Baird was in Asunción, Paraguay, from June 3 to 5, 2014, where he led Canada’s delegation at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS).
Baird and his Panamanian counterpart, had a successful meeting to discuss bilateral and hemispheric topics of interest. This month marks the first anniversary of the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement.
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.
Canada's 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:
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