Green Red Orange Blue Black

News

Meeting with Officials from Canada's Privy Council Office

Meeting with Officials from Canada's Privy Council Office
Government of Canada
5 March 2018

The Maritime Institute of Malaysia received a delegation from Canada's Privy Council Office (PCO) which is the center of non-partisan, public service support to the Prime Minister and Cabinet on the full spectrum of policy and legislative issues faced by the government, including international affairs and national security. The PCO houses the international assessment secretariat (IAS) which is a team of analysts, providing senior government clients with original, policy-neutral assessments of foreign developments and trends that may affect Canadian interests.

The delegation was headed by Mr. Timothy Mackey Counsellor (Political and Public Affairs), High Commission of Canada in Kuala Lumpur, accompanied by Ms. Marguerite Luong and Ms. Alison Kwok, China analysts at the Privy Council Office. Their purpose of visit was to meet with local experts with on-the-ground knowledge of China-related issues.

The discussions focused on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and South China Sea issues. Ms. Sumathy Permal briefed the delegation on Malaysia’s perspectives on the Chinese BRI as well other related maritime security matters. The meeting also discussed on BRI investment projects in Southeast Asia and the possible risk in terms of geostrategic matters. More importantly, the meeting was informed that BRI partners need to continue engagement with China as this initiative provides prospects for cooperation and an ability to reduce tension between China and its BRI partners over concerns in the South China Sea. 

004

Discussion session

Ms. Sumathy also briefed the meeting on the outcome of MIMA’s international conference on BRI held in 2017 and the upcoming conference on BRI in 2018.

Captain Martin A. Sebastian, Senior Research Fellow opined that China’s BRI policy provides both pitfalls and opportunities to all BRI recipients The delegates from Privy Council Canada thanked MIMA’s experts for the fruitful discussion.

Latest News

Thumbnail Taipei    3 – 5 October 2018 In response to the call from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ocean-related Ministerial Meetings, Chinese Taipei organised this APEC Roundtable Meeting focusing...
Thumbnail The South China Sea Fisheries Cooperation: Progress, Problems and Prospects 25 Sep 2018 - Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Singapore The one day workshop gathered regional participants and Subject...
Thumbnail Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul , Republic of Korea (ROK)12-14 September 2018 The Ministry of National Defense, ROK  hosted the 7th  Seoul Defense Dialogue  2018(SDD2018) from September 12th  to 14th  at...



Contact Info

Address:
B-06-08, Megan Avenue II
12, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telephone:
(603) 2161 2960

Facsimile:
(603) 2161 4035

E-Mail:
.

Event Calendar

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Monday, 15 October 2018 18:18

Site Visitor

0.png3.png6.png1.png2.png5.png7.png
Today675
Yesterday662
This week675
This month12242
Total visits361257

Hit Counter

78757