Ottawa: Canada government launched a high-level economic security dialogue with South Korea to increase importance of economic prosperity and national security amid geopolitical challenges.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly and the François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry during this high level meeting with their Korean counterparts, Park Jin, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ahn Dukgeun, Minister for Trade also underscore the continued need for a rules-based international order.

Canada and South Korea are seeking to work together to strengthen and secure value chains in key areas including critical minerals, batteries, artificial intelligence and electric vehicles, while ensuring high labour and environmental standards, the government of Canada said in a statement.

While in South Korea, Minister Champagne also met with top business and industry leaders, including representatives of Hyundai Motor Company, Solus Advanced Materials, Hanwha Group and EcoPro.

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