Canada to seek membership to Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Canada's Foreign Minister Melanie Joly and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hold a news conference, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada October 27, 2022. REUTERS/Blair Gable/Pool

Canada to seek membership to Indo-Pacific Economic Framework | Reuters

OTTAWA/WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Canada will seek membership to the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework to further economic cooperation in the region, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said on Thursday following a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Ottawa.

Joly said at a news conference that Canada and the United States also agreed to hold the first Canada-U.S. Strategic Dialogue on the Indo-Pacific to further align approaches to the region.

“The United States and Canada are indeed Pacific nations,” Joly said.

“We both believe in deepening our diplomatic and economic ties as well as strengthening the resiliency of our global supply chain.”

U.S. President Joe Biden, who launched the IPEF in May on a trip to Tokyo, wants to use it as a way to raise environmental, labor and other standards across Asia.

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