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Enhancing Pakistan-Canada trade ties

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Enhancing Pakistan-Canada trade ties

Pakistan is emerging as a trading nation, in part because of its location at the crossroads of South Asia, China, Central Asia, West Asia and the Indian Ocean. With its liberal pro-investment policies, Pakistan has a rapidly growing economy with a highly skilled and moderately priced workforce. “Trade not aid” has been the mantra of […]

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Costa Rica: A natural paradise for business growth

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Costa Rica: A natural paradise for business growth

Costa Rica, my country, has big dreams and aspirations for the well-being of fellow Costa Ricans and humankind. Our well-being has been possible because we live in the oldest democracy in Latin America and, like Canada, we are a nation committed to peace, education, health, solidarity and the promotion and defence of human rights and […]

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Bosnia-Canada trade: Plenty of untapped potential

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bosnia-Canada trade: Plenty of untapped potential

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a heart-shaped land. This is not just a marketing motto or allusion to the appearance of the country, it is also a hint of what to expect from the country and the people who live in it. Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is situated in the Balkans in the space where the […]

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Vicki Heyman on the art of American diplomacy

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Vicki Heyman on the art of American diplomacy

Vicki Heyman is every Ottawa art lover’s dream. The wife of U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, she is a self-appointed cultural envoy and the life force behind Contemporary Conversations, a series that has brought some of the United States’ most interesting and accomplished artists to the capital. Marie Watt, Nick Cave, Eric Fischl and Stephen Wilkes […]

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‘Our top crisis is violent extremism in its various forms’

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘Our top crisis is violent extremism in its various forms’

Michael Grant is one of Canada’s two ambassadors to the United Nations. He graduated from Concordia University in 1992 and joined the foreign service in 1994. He’s held several positions in Ottawa and was director of the Middle East division before becoming ambassador to Libya in 2012, while his wife, Heidi Kutz, was serving as […]

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‘Canada doesn’t matter much to the U.S. anymore’

‘Canada doesn’t matter much to the U.S. anymore’

We should get used to it. Canada doesn’t matter much to the United States anymore, notwithstanding the warm reception the prime minister received at the White House during his official visit in March. Some of this is our doing. But much of it is also driven by economics and domestic politics in the U.S. As […]

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Russian offensive revives painful past for Estonians

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Russian offensive revives painful past for Estonians

I joined the Estonian foreign service in 1993, an exciting time for my country. On my first day, as I awaited my first assignment, a colleague suggested I find out how much military equipment the Russians had transported back over the border that month; this was prior to their full military withdrawal in August 2014. […]

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Slovenia: Globally branded and seeking trade

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Slovenia: Globally branded and seeking trade

Throughout history, Slovenia has been at a crossroads of routes leading from east to west and north to south, with many influences shaping its character. Today, this can be seen in Slovenia’s cultural diversity, its adventuresome people, its vibrant economic activity and the valuable contributions of Slovenian scientists to the world. Positive results achieved by […]

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Ethiopia: 11 percent GDP growth for a decade

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Ethiopia: 11 percent GDP growth for a decade

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and Canada. Although Canada is well-known to Ethiopians, events were held in Addis Ababa and Ottawa to celebrate formal diplomatic ties. Ethiopia has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, having managed to maintain an average 11 percent GDP growth […]

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Ecuador: Ready for Canadian investment

Ecuador: Ready for Canadian investment

Ecuador is blessed with a privileged position on the world map. Located at latitude zero, the country sits right on the equatorial line, nestled between the Andes Mountains, the Pacific Ocean and the Amazon rainforest. It is one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world and is the home of the Galapagos Islands, where […]

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