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The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin bin Ali, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia.
As Canada and Malaysia take action to help people recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister Ng and Minister Azmin bin Ali discussed strengthening the global rules-based trade system, keeping supply chains open and resilient while deepening their trade ties.
They also discussed how to ensure that the global economic recovery is inclusive by rebuilding economies where everyone can access the benefits of trade—including small business owners, women entrepreneurs, and Indigenous business leaders.
Minister Ng indicated she was looking forward to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) virtual trade ministers meeting, hosted by Minister Azmin bin Ali, taking place tonight. The meeting will be an opportunity for APEC ministers to discuss ways to keep markets open and ensure the free flow of trade and investment for the benefit of small businesses, workers, and people.
Minister Ng highlighted the importance of international investment in Canada, particularly from the dynamic and growing market in Malaysia. Minister Ng and Minister Azmin bin Ali exchanged views on how they can continue to work together to deepen the economic relationships between Canada and Malaysia as well as other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).