Foreign Affairs Minister Baird Announces New Canadian Mission to ASEAN

In a “systematically unstable” world, Canada is an island of stability to which Asian countries should look for both economic and geo-political reasons, Foreign Minister John Baird said in a speech late Sunday. “The world’s prosperity now depends on stability in Asia at least as much as it does on a peaceful and responsibly governed Europe or North America,” Baird said in an address to the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore.

 

The minister is on a tour of East and Southeast Asia, promoting Canada as a “Pacific nation,” and even as an “Asian country,” that can contribute to the region’s stability and prosperity. On Monday Baird announced that Canada will establish a diplomatic mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Read  More Via:Leader – Post