Exploring Shared Security Interests
On 18 May, members from the UK and Canadian parliaments came together via Zoom to discuss shared security interests. Specific topics covered included the UK’s recent Integrated Review, Cybersecurity, and Defence, with special focus given to policy towards Russia and the Baltic States.
Sharing Expertise on Trade Agreements
On 28 June the dialogue continued, this time centred on trade. This complimented CPA UK’s Workshop Series on Trade Agreements, held throughout June. The British High Commissioner to Canada, Ms le Jeune d'Allegeershecque, and the Canadian High Commissioner to the UK, the Hon. Mr Goodale, joined this Forum meeting, providing the official welcome and participating in the discussions. Topics covered included bilateral trade between the UK and Canada, the role of Cybersecurity and Digital Services, and the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Members paid tribute to the years of service Ms le Jeune d'Allegeershecque has given to both countries in her role, ahead of her leaving post in August, and they expressed their warm welcome to the Hon. Mr Goodale in his new post, following his appointment in April.
CPA UK looks forward to partnering with RUUK to deliver future events in the Autumn.