Minister Fast Meets with President of Asian Development Bank

July 22, 2014 - Manila, Philippines - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, meets with Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to advocate for greater participation of Canadian firms and institutions in the ADB’s procurement and financing activities. During the meeting, Minister Fast highlighted Canada’s commitment to supporting the ADB and discussed challenges, opportunities and risks associated with doing business in the Asia-Pacific region.

A founding member of the ADB, Canada is the bank’s sixth-largest shareholder overall and the second-largest among 19 non-regional members.

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