April 28 to May 1, 2012 - The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), travels to Brazil, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago, accompanying the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on his visit to the three countries.
During the visit, Minister Ablonczy announced Canada’s continued support through new projects to help address security challenges in the Caribbean. The projects are intended to strengthen biological security and combat transnational organized crime in the Caribbean, which will in turn protect innocent people.
Minister Ablonczy made the announcement in Trinidad and Tobago, where she is accompanying the Governor General of Canada on his visit to the region. Their visit follows Prime Minister Harper’s trip to the Americas in April, in which he reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to its neighbours in the Americas.