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Singapore welcomes Canada's initiatives to deepen engagement with Asean

Published on Aug 10, 2014 12:20 AM
Singapore's Foreign Minister K Shanmugam with his counterparts at the 15th Asean Plus Three Foreign Ministers' Meeting. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Singapore's Foreign Minister K Shanmugam welcomed Canada's initiatives to deepen its engagement with Asean, including plans to establish a dedicated Mission to Asean.

"Canada's relationship with Asean is one of our key foreign policy priorities," said Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird during the Asean-Canada Post-Ministerial Conference held on Saturday in Myanmar's capital city, co-chaired by Mr Shanmugam.

"We continue to expand our regional engagement in areas that support Asean's community-building objectives and that contribute to fostering peace, security and prosperity," he said according to an official media release.

Both foreign ministers are in Myanmar to attend the 47th Asean Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings. Singapore is the country coordinator for Asean-Canada dialogue relations.

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