Baird Attends Opening of New Office of Consulate General of Canada in Rio de Janeiro

Baird Attends Opening of New Office of Consulate General of Canada in Rio de Janeiro

August 8, 2013 - Rio de Janeiro - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird attends the opening of the new office of the Consulate General of Canada in Rio de Janeiro.

The primary role of the Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro is to represent Canada’s wide range of commercial interests, not only in the state of Rio de Janeiro, but also in the neighbouring states of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo, which together contribute approximately 30 percent to Brazil’s GDP.

More than 50 Canadian companies in the consulate’s territory in sectors such as mining, energy and commercial real estate help to further Canada’s dynamic and multi-faceted commercial relationship with Brazil.

To learn more about Canada’s relationship with Brazil, visit Canada-Brazil Relations.

Minister Baird is on a 13-day trip to Latin America to advance Canada’s engagement in the Americas—a foreign policy priority that envisions a more prosperous, secure and democratic hemisphere.

To learn more about Canada’s engagement in the Americas, visit The Americas: Our Neighbours, Our Priority.

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