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New Indonesian envoy wants Canada to ‘expand horizons’ with ASEAN free trade deal

By Samantha Wright Allen      

The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations began exploratory trade agreements talks with Canada in 2017, but giving it more attention is a challenge, says Abdul Kadir Jailani.

Indonesia's new Ambassador Abdul Kadir Jailani took on the top diplomat job for the first time in May, after two stints in New York and several roles in the South Asian economic superpower's trade negotiations. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

After Canada’s federal race is decided, Indonesia’s new ambassador says he hopes the country can revisit a free trade agreement with a bloc of 10 Southeast Asian countries that has been in discussions for two years.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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