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Canada wants to join East Asia Summit

IANS  |  Manila 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said his country was looking to join the East Summit in order to "grow our engagement with and expand access to markets of member states".

The East Summit is a forum that meets annually within the framework of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit, reports Efe news.

Trudeau expressed "Canada's desire to join the East Summit and the Defence Ministers Meeting Plus", and said his country's accession to the group would be a natural progression towards Canada's participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

He added that the East Summit was the principal platform to discuss issues related to the Pacific.

The East Summit is made up of the US, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and the 10 members.

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 14:08 IST
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