Israel envoy announces departure, welcomes free trade agreement
A bill to modernize the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement, first signed in 1997, received royal assent on May 27.
Nimrod Barkan, Israel’s ambassador to Canada, and International Trade Minister Jim Carr toast with a glass of wine during a cocktail reception May 27 to celebrate 70 years of Canada-Israel relations. Mr. Barkan will leave Ottawa in November.
The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia