Canadian High Commissioner H.E. Ms. Leslie Scanlona called on the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Sardar Ayaz Sadiq at Economic Affairs Division on 1st February, 2023.

Government of Pakistan
Ministry of Economic Affairs


Islamabad: 1st February 2023

Meeting of Minister for Economic Affairs with Canadian High Commissioner H.E. Ms. Leslie Scanlona

H.E. Ms Leslie Scanlona, Canadian High Commissioner called on Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Federal Minister for Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Economic Affairs today. Secretary EAD and other senior officers from Economic Affairs Division attended the meeting. 

Minister for Economic Affairs warmly greeted the Canadian High Commissioner and highlighted long-standing bilateral ties between Pakistan and Canada. The Federal Minister apprised that Canada hosts a diversified Pakistani community which is commendably encouraging for both countries. 

The Federal Minister for Economic Affairs appreciated the assistance of the Canadian government and thanked the Canadian High Commissioner for standing with Pakistan in this hour of need. It was shared that Canada has always been a source of support for Pakistan. While discussing the overall volume of trade between both countries, the Federal Minister shared that a lot of potential remains to be explored for further enhancing and deepening the ties.

Canadian High Commissioner H. E. Ms Leslie Scanlona shared that Canada has undertaken a number of bilateral as well as multilateral projects in Pakistan. It was further apprised that Canada is looking for elevating the trade and economic relation in various sectors in Pakistan for reaping the fuller potential of trade existing between both countries.

The higher officials from both sides were on the same page for bolstering futuristic collaborations for the good of economies, cultural exchange and mutual assistance to achieve a significant comparative advantage. In conclusion, both sides reaffirmed their commitment to remain engaged to further boost bilateral relations.