Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly will discuss the
country’s new strategy in the Indo-Pacific region with her NATO
colleagues at a meeting in Bucharest next week, she said at a press
conference in Vancouver on Sunday, Trend reports citing TASS.
“I am heading to NATO next week,” she said. “And we’ll be
definitely talking about the Indo-Pacific strategy and our China
policy with our European allies.”
The Canadian top diplomat added that in the near future,
Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business
and Economic Development Mary Ng will visit Japan and South Korea
to discuss the new strategy with her colleagues there. “Our goal is
to be extremely close to these countries as well,” Joly noted.
Earlier on Sunday, Joly said that over five years, it is planned
to spend 2.2 bln Canadian dollars (more than $1.64 bln) on the
implementation of Canada’s new strategy in the Indo-Pacific region.
The strategy consists of five tracks. In particular, Canada plans
to increase its naval presence and to actively invest in the