Canada’s Indo-Pacific trade representative due today

Published : 18 May 2024 07:47 PM

Canada's Indo-Pacific Trade Representative Paul Thoppil will arrive in Dhaka on a three-day visit beginning on Sunday.

"While in Bangladesh, he will meet with officials and key partners to promote Canada's commitment to the region through its Indo-Pacific Strategy," according to a press release issued by the Canadian High Commission in Dhaka today.

 The high commission said Thoppil will discuss to identify ways to expand and diversify trade between Bangladesh and Canada and explore how the two countries can work together to foster two-way investment.

On September 5, 2023, Canada announced the appointment of Paul Thoppil as the first Canadian Indo-Pacific trade representative, which will facilitate and promote the implementation of Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy as it relates to trade, investment, and supply chain resilience.