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"Canada's commitment in Afghanistan has focused the country's attention on these regions," Khan said in a statement released by the Prime Minister's Office. "I support our commitment in Afghanistan and offered my services to the Prime Minister as Canada plans for the future. I will report to him on my first-hand experiences and observations from these regions."
Khan will embark on a fact-finding tour of the Middle East and South Asia in the coming weeks. He will then report to Harper "on medium- and long-term opportunities to further Canadian engagement there in early October,'' said the PMO statement.
"Canada has an increasing number of interests in both South Asia and the Middle East," Harper said in the statement. "I am delighted Wajid Khan will be sharing his insights on future developments with the Government of Canada."
PM picks Muslim Liberal MP as Mideast adviser