Photo: From Left to Right: Mark Bailey, Canadian Ambassador to Turkey; Minister Van Loan; John Hogg, President and Mark James, Director of International Sales, Free Breeze Energy Systems Ltd.
December 10, 2010
Minister Van Loan led a trade mission to Istanbul and Ankara from December 5 to 8 and to Athens on December 9 and 10, 2010. The trade mission focused on expanding commercial relations and promoting free trade with the European Union.
While in Turkey, Minister Van Loan officially opened the Consulate of Canada in Istanbul to help Canadian companies take advantage of trade and investment opportunities in Turkey.
In Greece, Minister Van Loan announced the implementation of the Double Taxation Agreement with Greece, scheduled to come into effect on January 1, 2011.
Minister Van Loan's itinerary in Turkey and Greece
1. Istanbul | 2. Ankara | 3. Athens