Ottawa: Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be visiting several key partners in Asia to promote and expand Canada’s interests abroad.
During his trip, Obhrai will seek to nurture Canada`s bilateral relationship with Mongolia, a country that contributes to Canada`s prosperity and has publicly expressed its desire to emulate Canada. Following the Mongolian Prime Minister`s visit to Canada in September 2010, Canada has developed a long-term engagement strategy and Obhrai’s visit will highlight the breadth of the Canada-Mongolia relationship including economic and democratic development.
In Japan, Obhrai will discuss with his counterpart the progress on a range of common bilateral objectives, and strengthen the friendship and understanding between Canada and Japan.
Following his visit to Japan, he will make a stop in the Philippines to discuss issues of good governance and economic development with his counterparts in the Filipino government. Moreover, his visit will coincide with the 35th anniversary of Canada-ASEAN relations, a group in which the Philippines is a member.