Minister Fast Leads Trade Mission to Africa

Minister Fast with trade mission participants

Photos of Minister Fast

June 18 to 27, 2014

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, will travel to Burkina Faso and Madagascar for bilateral visits and will lead a trade mission to South Africa and Tanzania to strengthen Canada’s economic ties with the continent.

Minister Fast will be in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from June 18 to 19; in Antananarivo, Madagascar, from June 20 to 21; in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, from June 22 to 25; and in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from June 25 to 27, 2014.

Joining the trade mission to South Africa and Tanzania are 26 delegates from 19 organizations. The mission will focus on the extractives (mining, oil and gas) and energy (power, renewables) sectors.