Vancouver, BC - March 20, 2012 - Story: Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit Thailand, Japan and South Korea from March 21 to 26, 2012. Canada’s efforts to enhance trade and investment with Asia will be in the spotlight as Prime Minister Harper engages in bilateral and regional free trade talks with key partners during his visit. The Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul will heighten attention on Canada’s multilateral co-operative efforts to combat the threat of nuclear terrorism and more generally, raise questions about Canada’s engagement on security matters in Asia.
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada experts available for comment:
Amitav Acharya, Senior Fellow with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Professor of International Relations and UNESCO Chair of Transnational Challenges and Governance, ASEAN Studies Center, School of International Service, American University (ASEAN, Asian security)
Don Campbell, Distinguished Fellow with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Senior Strategy Advisor to Davis LLP (Japan and South Korea)
Joseph Caron, Distinguished Fellow with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Former Ambassador to China, Japan and High Commissioner to India, and Special Advisor on Asia Pacific to Heenan Blaikie (Japan)
Brian Job, Senior Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia (Thailand, ASEAN, Nuclear Security Summit)
Yuen Pau Woo, President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (Thailand, Japan, South Korea)
Trang Nguyen, Communications Manager, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Tel: (604) 630-1540