Tag: Trade Winds

Serbia and Canada: new reasons for optimism

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
Serbia and Canada: new reasons for optimism

Bilateral relations between Serbia and Canada are almost a century old. The first consulate general opened in Montreal in 1922, and the Ottawa legation in 1941; it became an embassy 10 years later. Relations had their ups and downs with periods of mutual understanding and dynamic development followed by periods of stagnation and visible tensions. […]

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Brazil offers Canada a partnership beyond economics

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
Brazil offers Canada a partnership beyond economics

Strengthening the economic ties between Brazil and Canada stands out among the objectives of every Brazilian ambassador in Ottawa. Trade flows and investments have traditionally sustained bilateral relations. But recent figures show that much more can be achieved. In 2010, trade was still limited, especially when seen in the context of both countries’ commercial transactions […]

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Investment opportunities abound in Azerbaijan

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
Investment opportunities abound in Azerbaijan

In a recent article about Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, New York Times travel writer Kathleen Kingsbury lauds its “magnificent European-style Beaux-Arts mansions, built by the city’s first oil barons a century ago,” which, she says, sit next to the newly-constructed “Guggenheim Bilbao-style Museum of Modern Art” and dozens of new hotels, futuristic malls and arcades. This […]

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Ukraine connects with Canada – past and present

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
Ukraine connects with Canada – past and present

Ukraine and Canada have had a history of bilateral relations since Ukraine gained its independence in 1991. And long before that, there was the huge immigration from Ukraine to Canada, which started 120 years ago and led to the deep family and historic ties we have today, with more than one million people of Ukrainian […]

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Austria and Canada: An expanding partnership

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
Austria and Canada: An expanding partnership

Many Canadians think of Austria as a coveted tourist destination and a country of rich cultural heritage. At the same time, Austria is a highly industrialized country with ever-growing importance in the field of high-tech products. Like Canada, Austria’s economy is heavily oriented towards world markets and is export-driven. Austria today is a hub for […]

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New Zealand: A vital trade partner for Canada

| December 1, 2010 | 0 Comments
New Zealand: A vital trade partner for Canada

  Before I left New Zealand to take up my role as high commissioner in Canada, I spoke with my prime minister, the foreign minister and the head of the New Zealand foreign service. The theme from those conversations was how we could further strengthen our trade and economic relationship. While two-way trade in goods is significant, […]

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France invests in Canada’s success

| December 1, 2010 | 0 Comments
France invests in Canada’s success

My focus, as ambassador of France to Canada, is to take the historic France-Canada partnership to a new level with enhanced strategic priorities. After Canada’s hosting of the G8 and G20 Summits, France took over the presidency of the G20 from South Korea in November and will take over the presidency of the G8 from […]

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