Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau is promoting world food security and agricultural trade as part of the Indo-Pacific Strategy.
During her visit, Bibeau will meet with Japan's Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to discuss the Canada-Japan trade relationship, and will emphasize Canada's priority to be a trading partner of choice for Japan in agriculture.
Over the weekend she'll meet with her counterparts at the G7 Agriculture Ministers' Meeting to advocate for Canada's approaches to building a more sustainable sector, including programs to respond to climate change and raise agricultural productivity.
She'll highlight Canada's measures in support of global food security and Ukraine; and underscore the importance of open agri-food trade, and sustainable productivity growth that leverages science and innovation to improve farmers' livelihoods and global food security.
Bibeau will also meet bilaterally with her global counterparts to discuss key priorities for Canada's international agriculture trade relationships.
Throughout her visit, Minister Bibeau will discuss Canadian agricultural opportunities with Japanese agri-food stakeholders, Canadian industry associations, and Canadian businesses in Japan.
She will also make a stop in Singapore where she will meet with their Senior Minister of State of Sustainability and the Environment to discuss how Canada can contribute to Singapore's food security goals and advance the Canadian agriculture trade relationship.
While in Singapore, Minister Bibeau will attend the Food and Hotel Asia Trade Show and visit the Canada Pavilion, featuring 32 Canadian exhibitors, highlighting the refreshed Canada Brand.
She'll also take part in a roundtable discussion with the Canada-ASEAN Business Council and agriculture stakeholders to discuss opportunities and challenges for Canadian companies operating in the region.