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Canada: Foreign Relations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 153325, tabled on 11 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to strengthen the relationship between the UK and Canada following the end of the transition period.

Answered on

22 February 2021

The UK and Canada share a strong and collaborative bilateral relationship. This partnership is complemented by our work on the international stage, where the UK and Canada continue to work closely in multilateral organisations, including the UN, Commonwealth, G7, NATO, and as members of the 'Five Eyes.' We consistently work together to promote international leadership on our shared values around open societies, defending human rights, and tackling climate change. The UK and Canada agreed a Trade Continuity Agreement at the end of 2020, and this year, will begin negotiations on a bespoke Free Trade Agreement that will deliver for both countries, with technology, science, and environmental cooperation at its core.

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