H.E. Mr Donald Bobiash, Ambassador of Canada to ASEAN, presented his Letter of Credentials to H.E. Mr Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, yesterday at the ASEAN Secretariat.

Ambassador Bobiash expressed his honour to be accredited as Ambassador of Canada to ASEAN. He reaffirmed that relations with ASEAN remained a priority in Canada’s foreign policy, and expressed Canada’s support for ASEAN Community building efforts, with more concrete cooperation plans and measures. SG Minh thanked Canada, one of the important longstanding Dialogue Partners of ASEAN, for its consistent support to ASEAN in the realisation of its goals and priorities, including the ASEAN Community building efforts; and looked forward to working with Ambassador Bobiash in contributing to the enhancement of the ASEAN-Canada dialogue relations.

Ambassador Bobiash and Secretary-General Le Luong Minh also exchanged views on ways to move forward the ASEAN-Canada Enhanced Partnership, as well as on other potential areas of cooperation between the two, such as connectivity, transportation, sustainable development and cultural and people-to-people exchanges.