Foreign Affairs Minister Baird Announces New Canadian Mission to ASEAN

In a a�?systematically unstablea�? 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 lateA�Sunday. a�?The worlda��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,a�? Baird said in an address to the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore.

 

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