APF Canada Welcomes Philippines Secretary for Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo for Canadian Tour to Enhance Bilateral Relations

APF Canada to Host Philippines Secretary for Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo During Canadian Tour to Strengthen Bilateral Relations

“The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is thrilled to announce a special event featuring Enrique A. Manalo, the Philippines Secretary for Foreign Affairs, on May 7, 2024. Secretary Manalo will deliver a foreign policy keynote address titled “The Indo-Pacific Region in the Eyes of the Philippines: Navigating Through Uncharted Waters” in downtown Vancouver as part of APF Canada’s Indo-Pacific Leaders Speakers Series.

**Event Details**
– **When:** Tuesday, May 7, 2024, from 9 a.m. PT to 10:30 a.m. PT
– **Where:** Room 1300-1500, Segal Building, Simon Fraser University, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1W6
– **Media Registration:** [email protected]

Secretary Manalo, a seasoned diplomat with expertise in multilateral diplomacy, will provide insights on fostering closer ties and enhancing cooperation with Canada for the prosperity and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.

**The Perspectives**
Secretary Manalo’s Canadian tour will also include stops in Ottawa and Toronto for high-level meetings with government officials, highlighting the significance of Philippines-Canada relations. The event in Vancouver will feature opening remarks by The Hon. Bruce Ralston, emphasizing the importance of this bilateral relationship.

**The Impact**
Vice-president of Research & Strategy at APF Canada, Vina Nadjibulla, expressed enthusiasm for Secretary Manalo’s visit, citing the growing momentum in Canada-Philippines relations. The shared commitment of both nations to a rules-based international order, democracy, and climate action underscores the significance of their partnership.

As Canada and the Philippines celebrate 75 years of diplomatic relations, Secretary Manalo’s discussions with Canadian ministers will cover a range of topics, including defence cooperation, cybersecurity, trade, and climate change. The focus on people-to-people linkages and education underscores the depth of the bilateral relationship.

**In Conclusion**
The upcoming event with Secretary Manalo presents a valuable opportunity to explore the evolving dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region and the shared interests of Canada and the Philippines. As these two maritime nations navigate through uncharted waters, collaboration and dialogue will be key to achieving mutual prosperity and stability.”

Michael Roberts
Communications Director
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
[email protected]



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