Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada at the conclusion of the APEC Leaders’ Meeting

9 September 2012
Vladivostok, Russia

Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered the following remarks at the conclusion of the APEC Leaders’ Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia :

“It has been a pleasure to attend this APEC meeting, here in Vladivostock.

“APEC provides us the opportunity to engage with the growing economies of the Pacific Rim.

“We are, for example, negotiating with the Trans Pacific Partnership, conducting exploratory talks with Thailand, and are undertaking free trade negotiations with Japan and South Korea.

“Today, with President Hu, we witnessed the signing of a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, something that offers greater protection for Canadians doing business in China

“We also had a range of meetings with our APEC partners on economic matters.

“Finally, I’d like to acknowledge the warm hospitality that we have received here on our visit to Russia.”


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