March 22, 2022 : Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada Minister Ng and Minister Wakamiya reaffirmed their commitment in order to multilateralism, both in advancing rule based trade and in brand new emerging areas like internet security and digital technologies. They also discussed cooperation in between Canada and Japan to progress shared priorities in areas such as technology, food protection and low-carbon energy sources. Minister Ng noted the announcement by Honda in mid-March to invest . 37 billion into Canada’s crossbreed and electric vehicle production ecosystem. The ministers discussed avenues for further economic collaboration between Canada and Japan to strengthen bilateral relationships and broaden opportunities for Canadian businesses in the Indo-Pacific region. Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Ng thanked Minister Wakamiya for Japan’s position upon Ukraine with regard to Russia’s unjustifiable and unprovoked invasion, which is a grave threat to worldwide security. Minister Ng reiterated Canada’s unequivocal condemnation associated with Russia’s egregious invasion being a direct challenge to the rules-based international order and reaffirmed that Canada stands resolute against authoritarianism and with a free and democratic Ukraine. Minister Ng congratulated Minister Wakamiya on the comprehensive planning already under way for Expo 2025 Osaka and conveyed Canada’s deep appreciation for Japan’s collaborative position, as well as reiterated Canada’s commitment to a robust participation in Osaka. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister associated with International Trade, Export Advertising, Small Business and Economic Growth, met in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with Kenji Wakamiya, Japan’s Minister regarding Expo 2025 Osaka.