Minister Cannon to Host North American Foreign Ministers Meeting

(No. 375 - November 25, 2010 - 1:30 p.m. ET) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will host the North American Foreign Ministers Meeting on December 13, 2010, in Wakefield, Quebec.

“The North American Foreign Ministers Meeting is a key forum for identifying trilateral priorities and ways we can work together as partners in North America,” said Minister Cannon. “It also represents an opportunity to engage in bilateral discussions with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Patricia Espinosa.”

In their trilateral meeting, Minister Cannon and secretaries Clinton and Espinosa will discuss key issues that Canada, the United States and Mexico face individually and as a region, including the state of the economy and North American prosperity, international security, energy and climate change, the health and safety of citizens, and matters concerning the western hemisphere as a whole.

“As neighbours, we share many interests,” said Minister Cannon. “We need to go on working together to ensure the security and well-being of our citizens, as well as the economic recovery and continued prosperity of North America.”

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