Parliamentary Secretary Arif Virani welcomes Second APEC Business Advisory Council Meeting 2022


April 25, 2022 – Vancouver, British Columbia – International Affairs Canada

Fostering partnerships with boards such because the Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation (APEC) Enterprise Advisory Council (ABAC) is paramount for our international financial restoration.

At the moment, Parliamentary Secretary Arif Virani, on behalf of the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Worldwide Commerce, Export Promotion, Small Enterprise and Financial Improvement, welcomed ABAC to Vancouver for the second of 4 conferences scheduled for 2022.

Russia’s unlawful aggression threatens international financial restoration, destabilizes international provide chains, and undermines the work of APEC and ABAC. In his remarks, Parliamentary Secretary Virani reiterated Canada’s robust condemnation of Russia’s egregious invasion of Ukraine and reaffirmed Canada’s dedication to making sure that those that undermine the worldwide rules-based order don’t profit from it.

Parliamentary Secretary Virani highlighted the significance of ABAC’s function working in the direction of financial development and prioritizing innovation, whereas addressing points resembling meals and power safety. Parliamentary Secretary Virani famous that because the world shifts its focus to restoration from the COVID-19 pandemic, the necessity to work carefully with worldwide companions – particularly within the dynamic Indo-Pacific area – might be essential to Canada’s development and to foster an inclusive international restoration.

Parliamentary Secretary Virani joined individuals within the ABAC Cybersecurity Symposium to share Canada’s place on the significance of rising work in digitalization and infrastructure, and highlighted help being offered by Finances 2022 in the direction of digital development and safety. He underscored the necessity to work collectively to present construction to the worldwide digital economic system to guard economies, democracies, companies, and the rules-based buying and selling system.


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