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Canada should be looking toward the Middle East to expand and diversify its trading partners, says Bessma Momani, a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and Brookings Institution, who spoke in Ottawa last week on a panel about Canada’s role in the Middle East. The panel was organized by the Carleton initiative for parliamentary and diplomatic engagement in association with the Arab ambassadors.

“There’s a great advantage in complementary trade and I’d say it’s something we should think about,” Momani said. “We need to have a viable economy, and a viable economy today is not just trade with...

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