11 february 2013

Balancing issues and concerns, as Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister meets new U.S. Secretary of State


AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird (left) with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Feb 8, 2013.

Judging the impact of a meeting between Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the new U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has to concentrate not only on what was said, but also on what was not said.

The two men had their first meeting on Friday (Feb 8) at the U.S. State Department in Washington.

Among the topics discussed climate change, the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and the fact that Canada is the United States' largest foreign energy supplier.

Also discussed were the situations in Iran, Syria and Mali.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda has this report.

More information:
Maclean's Magazine "John Kerry on John Baird, Keystone XL and hockey" - here
Globe and Mail "Baird focuses on Ottawa's ‘green’ credentials with Kerry" - here
Now Magazine "John Baird’s crude awakening" - here


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