Premier Christy Clark yesterday met with a delegation of government officials representing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to reaffirm British Columbia’s (B.C.) commitment to develop its LNG industry. The meeting came during a full day of events to promote the province’s competitive advantages as part of the ASEAN Economic Ministers Roadshow to Canada.
“B.C. is Canada’s Asia Pacific Gateway and as we ensure our LNG sector meets its full potential, Southeast Asia is a key region,” said the Premier. “This visit gives senior ASEAN officials the opportunity to see what sets B.C. apart – our business-friendly climate, short shipping times across the Pacific, and our skilled workforce.”
The ASEAN Economic Ministers Roadshow to Canada, organised in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, includes a three-day stop in Vancouver before moving on to Toronto. Dr. Lim Hong Hin, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN, and a diplomatic and business delegation accompanied the Economic Ministers Roadshow.
“B.C. values its relationship with ASEAN and we welcome the opportunity afforded by visits such as this to strengthen those personal, economic and cultural ties,” said Wat. “Southeast Asia is one of the world’s fastest-growing economic regions, and we are working to make B.C. a North American hub for trans-Pacific trade, business and cultural exchange.”
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
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