MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Government of Canada announces the arrival of Khawar Nasim as Consul General in Minneapolis, responsible for the five-state region of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Nasim immediately begins his duties as Consul General and is expected to serve a four-year term. Nasim leads a team of professionals building two-way trade and investment ties, engaging decision-makers and citizens on a range of issues important to both countries and helping Canadians living and traveling in the region.
"There is no relationship as important to Canada as that with the United States. Our two countries share the largest trading relationship in the world, one that spans transportation, manufactured goods, agriculture and food, energy, and people," said Nasim, who is now Canada's top diplomat in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains states. "Continued trade and security cooperation at our shared border will be my number one priority."