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UK-Canada Relations

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Canadian counterpart on UK-Canada relations. (257924)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary wrote to his Canadian counterpart, Lawrence Cannon, last November to congratulate him on his appointment as Foreign Minister following federal elections. This emphasised our commitment to working in effective partnership with Canada on a range of international issues, including Afghanistan and the world financial crisis. On 16 February 2009, the Foreign Secretary met with Peter MacKay, Canada’s Minister of National Defence and Chair of its Cabinet Foreign Affairs Committee.