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8/7/2020 August 07, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario
The ministers discussed the importance of international cooperation to defend the global economy against protectionism, keep essential trade flowing, and mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on people in both countries and around the world.
They also spoke about their support for the central role of the WTO in providing predictability for the 2 countries’ businesses, as well as the work of the Canada-led Ottawa Group to strengthen the multilateral trading system and modernize the WTO through meaningful reforms.
Minister Ng and Minister Yoo agreed to work together to support women in trade and highlighted the role trade policy plays in advancing gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. The 2 ministers look forward to continuing their work to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient economic recovery for people in both countries.