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CAIRO – 18 December 2022: Canadian Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra will embark on a one-week tour to Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Egypt, according to a statement from the Canadian government on Saturday.
The statement did not mention when the Minister will make his Middle East tour.
“I know Canada is very much looking forward to co-hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup. I am happy to represent our country at the handover event along with representatives from the United States and Mexico. I will also take the opportunity to meet my counterpart from Qatar and discuss human rights, which are a priority for Canada. During my trip, I will have meetings to advance Canada’s interests in the region and build partnerships that will help achieve our global climate goals in the transportation sector,” he said.
“Minister Alghabra will also participate in a series of bilateral meetings with other government counterparts and industry representatives. In addition to strengthening ties and engaging partners in Canadian priorities, these meetings will allow identifying opportunities for collaboration, building on shared environmental interests such as sustainable aviation fuels and Egypt’s COP27 Presidency,” the statement read.