But obstacles remain: Moving people, local government procurement, a lack of knowledge in the private sector, and thin government resources.
EU says reassuring Canadians.
Canadaâ€™s official human rights and good governance rhetoric seems to be subordinated, in practice, to business interests.
While attention to Asia and Europe is high, commodities, equipment, and services associated with the agriculture and agri-food business have largely underexploited potential in the region.
Infinito Gold says it is stuck in a â€˜legal vacuum,â€™ but some Canadian NGOs say it is bullying an eco-friendly country.
Civil society and business say they are figuring out how to do itâ€”but jurisdictional barriers make for an uphill climb.
The foreign ministerâ€™s parliamentary secretary heads there this week. Canada should set up an active bilateral aid program and find ways to encourage people-to-people exchange with the Asian country.
Former envoys, trade analyst say public reaction to scandal sending mixed messages to Delhi.