Ottawa : The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau will travel to Singapore and Papua New Guinea from November 13 to 18, 2018.
Canada is at its most prosperous when Canadian businesses can operate with the whole world as their marketplace. Over the last three years, the Government of Canada has opened the door to new markets – securing free trade agreements with the European Union and the growing markets of Asia – and kept the door open to our largest market through a modernized North American trade agreement.
Later this month, Prime Minister Trudeau will meet with partners in the Asia-Pacific region to continue to expand and diversify Canada’s trade, attract global investment, and create new economic opportunities and good, middle class jobs at home.
In Singapore, Prime Minister Trudeau will attend events on the margins of the 33rd Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and meet with other world leaders, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Halimah Yacob of Singapore. The Prime Minister will also meet with business leaders and participate in a seminar as part of the Singapore FinTech Festival to support Canadian small and medium sized businesses in Asia.
The Prime Minister will then travel to Papua New Guinea for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting. During the meeting, Prime Minister Trudeau will promote Canada as a partner of choice for trade and investment in the region, and work to deepen economic cooperation with APEC economies.