New office in Ottawa to show Scotland is ‘open for business’ despite Brexit disquiet, says official
By Samantha Wright AllenSep. 12, 2018
Based out of the British High Commission, the new three-person team will work to pursue deeper economic ties out of both the Ottawa and Toronto offices later this month.
Fiona Hyslop, the Scottish cabinet secretary for culture, tourism and external affairs, says a new Ottawa office will help Scotland develop closer policy and political links with Canada. Photograph courtesy of the Scottish government
With Brexit looming and steady bilateral trade with Canada, the time is right for Scotland to open an office in Ottawa this month, according to its cabinet secretary for tourism.
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Canada has been without an ambassador in China for five months, during a time when relations with China have deteriorated. Now there’s reports Chinese Ambassador Lu Shaye is set to depart for a new post.