Baird Meets with Filipino President
July 18, 2012 - Manila, Philippines - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird met today with Benigno Aquino III, President of the Philippines. They discussed the strong Canada-Philippines bilateral relationship, as well as other areas of common interest.
Canada is proud of its long-standing relationship with the Philippines. The people-to-people links between Canada and the Philippines continue to increase as the Filipino community in Canada flourishes.
Canada-Philippines relations have expanded and deepened over the past 60 years. The two countries have collaborated in a wide range of areas, including promotion of democratic development, international security, and promotion and protection of human rights.
Baird is in the Philippines as part of his Southeast Asia tour, which aims to increase bilateral relations and promote Canada’s prosperity agenda.
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