Actually, that's very good timing.
Thank you, Mr. Bergeron, because your comments gave us time to receive the cards with our names on them. So today's witnesses will be able to see who we are.
Colleagues, the first hour of this meeting will be with the officials on the bilateral relationship and the second hour with the officials on trade. There will be 10-minute opening remarks for each panel and, of course, each will be followed by a round of questions by members.
This morning we have, from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Marta Morgan, deputy minister, foreign affairs; Paul Thoppil, assistant deputy minister, Asia Pacific; and Cindy Termorshuizen, director general, international security policy bureau.
Please proceed, Ms. Morgan.