Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses Canada’s plans to deepen the relationship with ASEAN during his keynote address at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) 2021.

“As we finish the fight against COVID-19, deepening our ties with ASEAN economies and diversifying trade across the Asia-Pacific will play a crucial role in our recovery. A strong Canada-ASEAN relationship is a clear win-win for all of our businesses and all of our people.”

The Prime Minister’s comments reaffirming Canada’s commitment to increase bilateral trade and investment with ASEAN and the ASEAN Member States (AMS) demonstrate the strong support for the potential launch of a Canada-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which is expected to enter negotiations in the near future.

Read more about the Prime Minister’s speech here.

Watch the keynote address here (2:11:38).