July 12, 2012 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird speaks at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Ministerial Meeting.
Baird announced a $10 million funding commitment dedicated to ASEAN related-projects over three years, including in the area of connectivity. This commitment demonstrates Canada’s heightened commitment to ASEAN. This year, Canada marks the 35th anniversary of ASEAN-Canada relations.
Strengthening commercial ties with ASEAN’s fast-growing economies is part of the Government of Canada’s pro-trade plan to create jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity.
This meeting is part of Baird’s Southeast Asia tour, which aims to enhance bilateral relations and advance Canada’s prosperity agenda.