August 30, 2010
Minister Peter Van Loan wrapped up a successful visit to Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Costa Rica from August 23 to 27, 2010.
In Costa Rica, Minister Van Loan signed a memorandum of understanding on youth mobility and agreed to work toward modernizing the existing bilateral free trade agreement between Canada and Costa Rica.
During the visit, Minister Van Loan met with government representatives and key industry members to promote Canada’s commercial and economic interests. He also used the opportunity to reaffirm Canada’s engagement in Latin America and continue promoting Canada’s free trade and investment agenda to create new opportunities for Canadian businesses.
Minister Van Loan's Itinerary: 1. Chile: August 23-24, 2010 (light blue); 2. Argentina: August 25, 2010 (blue); 3. Colombia: August 26, 2010 (turquoise); 4. Costa Rica: August 27, 2010 (yellow).