Ministerial visit to Washington, D.C.

Minister Fast with US Trade Representative Ron Kirk.

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October 17-18, 2011

Minister Fast concluded a productive two-day visit to Washington, D.C. to promote vital importance of and defend Canadian interests.

His trade visit to Washington included talks with his counterpart, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk, where they expressed the view that strengthening the Canada-U.S. friendship will bring greater prosperity to both countries, and that in these challenging economic times governments must work together to address common challenges.

Minister Fast also met with other U.S. officials and business leaders to discuss Canada’s long-standing trade ties with the United States, which contribute to job creation and economic prosperity on both sides of our shared border.

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