K Shanmugam to visit Canada from Sep 16 to 19

K Shanmugam to visit Canada from Sep 16 to 19

SINGAPORE - Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam will make an official visit to Ottawa, Canada from Sept 16 to 19, 2013.

This will be Mr Shanmugam's first official visit to Canada, which is being hosted by Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird.

Mr Shanmugam's visit to Canada takes place during Singapore's term as the Country Coordinator for the ASEAN-Canada Dialogue Relations from July 2012 to July 2015.

It also coincides with Canada's Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, which Singapore was admitted to recently as an Observer.

The President of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and the Chair of the Arctic Council's Senior Arctic Officials Patrick Borbey and Canadian Senator Victor Oh will also meet up with Mr Shanmugam.

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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