Federal agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau was in Regina on Saturday.
During her visit, she toured Canadian Western Agribition and met with agriculture stakeholders to discuss the government's new Indo-Pacific Strategy.
She held two roundtable discussions: one with the Canadian Cattle Association, and a second with several Canadian agriculture associations.
Ottawa says expanding our presence in the Indo-Pacific will help Canadian farmers, food processors and exporters maximize their opportunities in key emerging markets.
With $31.8 million the new office will enable Canada to engage with stakeholders, regulatory counterparts, and policy decision-makers.
The Indo-Pacific encompasses more than 40 economies, including six of Canada's top trading partners - India, Japan, China, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.