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  Education and Culture Minister John MacEachern has been
  selected to lead the Canadian delegation to the 31st
  Conference of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education
  Council (SEAMEC) in Changmai, Thailand, Jan. 4 - 8, 1996.
  Selected by the Council of Ministers of Education-Canada,
  the minister's participation is being funded by the
  Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
  As an associate member of the 10-member organization, Canada
  has participated in every Southeast Asian Ministers of
  Education Organization (SEAMEO) conference since 1986. The
  theme of this year's conference is "Teachers' Learning in a
  Changing World." Discussions will also focus on educational
  development in the region. Mr. MacEachern has attended two
  previous SEAMEO conferences and is pleased to be leading
  this year's delegation.
  "This is an excellent opportunity for Canada to strengthen
  its economic and cultural ties with Southeast Asia," said
  Mr. MacEachern. "Participating in the conference also
  enhances Nova Scotia's reputation as a leader in the area of
  education and demonstrate our ability to contribute, along
  with the rest of Canada, to educational development in
  Southeast Asia."
  Following the SEAMEC, Mr. MacEachern will attend the
  Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting
  on Manpower in Manila, the Philippines. The minister will
  join the Canadian delegation, headed by Lloyd Axworthy,
  Minister for Human Resources Development Canada, for two
  days of discussions before returning to Canada.
  Contact: Lisa Bugden  902-424-2795
  trp                       Dec. 29, 1995
  Member Countries of the Southeast Asian Ministers of
  Education Organization (SEAMEO):
  Brunei  Darussalam  Cambodia  Indonesia  Lao PDR  Malaysia
  the Philippines  Singapore  Thailand  Vietnam
  Associate Member Countries:
  Australia  Canada  France  Germany  New Zealand