At the request of the Prime Minister, the Governor General will lead a delegation of distinguished Canadian academics and business people to Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore. The visit will take place between November 12 and November 22, 2011.
Canada’s engagement with Southeast Asia is growing. This upcoming State visit will showcase and enhance Canada’s political and trade relations with the region, and will further strengthen Canada’s academic and people-to-people links. The visit will also highlight opportunities for greater collaboration on trade, investment, innovation and education.
Visits by the Governor General help promote Canada’s interests abroad and generate understanding of Canadian values. Further information on the history of such visits abroad and on those undertaken by other Governors General can be found at http://www.gg.ca.