Joly announces Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy, investing $2.2.1 billion over the next 5 years

Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie unveiled Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy on November 27, saying the government would commit more resources to meet regional challenges, including China’s “increasingly destructive” ambitions.

“Today we will see the big picture of how Canada is not only involved, but intends to lead in the midst of a generational shift in global change,” Jolie said at a press conference in Vancouver.

“2022 shows that the tectonic plates of the global power structure are in motion,” he said, noting that China and North Korea are major sources of security threats in the region. did.

“China is becoming an increasingly disruptive global power. Just expand.

“Our region faces real security threats from North Korea, which, alongside Japan and South Korea, continues to launch reckless missiles, and China, which continues to challenge international norms,” she said. I was.

Jolie added that issues such as national security, economy and prosperity, democratic values, climate change and human rights “are shaped by Canada’s relationship with the Indo-Pacific nations.”

The government has pledged about $2.20. According to documents shared with the media, over the next five years he will exceed $1 billion and dozens of projects related to these issues will be launched. In 2026-27, Ottawa will release an update covering his 2027-2032 initiatives and resources.

Jolie said the strategy is built on five goals, the first being to address security threats to Canada in both the physical and digital spheres.

“We are stepping up our cooperation and contribution to the fight against foreign interference. Targeting Canadians is unacceptable. I will spare no effort,” she said.

“We are also strengthening cooperation with Japan and South Korea in the North Pacific, the gateway to the Arctic,” Jolie said. “We will continue to defend the Arctic and defend our sovereignty in the Arctic. More Canadian men and women in uniform will come to the region to ensure peace and ensure the rule of law. “

Ottawa also plans to expand trade and investment opportunities in the region, which Jolly said will create more jobs in Canada as well.

Other pillars of the strategy include improving connectivity with allies, buildinga green When Sustainable future of of regiondeepening engagement by appointing a special envoy to implement the Indo-Pacific Strategy.

Andrew Chen


Andrew Chen is a reporter for the Epoch Times based in Toronto.