Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in the Philippines this month, the Canadian government said.
In a press statement, the government said Trudeau will take part in the Canada-ASEAN commemorative summit to review relations between Canada and the ten ASEAN countries.
“Everyone – including women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples – should have the opportunity to benefit from the opportunities that flow from the global economy. That is the message I will bring to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and the ASEAN Summit. Canada will continue to promote a progressive trade agenda that benefits the middle class, and look for more opportunities to engage the Asia-Pacific region," Trudeau said.
The Canadian government said they have been "a dialogue partner of ASEAN for 40 years, and supports the organization’s goal of maintaining the peace, stability, and security to allow Southeast Asia – and the wider Asia-Pacific region – to further develop and prosper."