July 23, 2011
John Baird, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister, signs on to the Third Protocol Amending the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia during the ASEAN Regional Forum and Post Ministerial Conference, July 23, 2011, Indonesia. Minister Baird is accompanied by the foreign ministers of ASEAN, or their representatives, and the ASEAN Secretary-General.
The Treaty of Amity and Cooperation is a friendship treaty among ASEAN members, ASEAN dialogue partners and friends of ASEAN. Canada's accession to the Third Protocol represents its continued commitment to enhanced relations with ASEAN, and to peace and stability in the region as a whole.