Baird Congratulates Yang Jiechi on Appointment as Chinese State Councillor for Foreign Affairs and National Security

Baird Congratulates Yang Jiechi on Appointment as Chinese State Councillor for Foreign Affairs and National Security

July 4, 2013 - Beijing - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird congratulates Yang Jiechi on his recent appointment as China’s State Councillor for Foreign Affairs and National Security.

The two men discussed a range of issues of mutual interest and underscored the strong state of Canada-China relations.

The meeting was part of Baird’s eighth trip to Asia to expand Canada’s ties with Asian powerhouses, project Canadian values and diversify Canada’s trade relations in the Asia-Pacific region.

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