Minister of Foreign Affairs Cannon and Minister of International Trade Van Loan to Participate in APEC Ministerial Meeting

Meetings to focus on promoting trade and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region

(No. A/168 - November 8, 2010) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade, will travel to Yokohama, Japan, to participate in the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting on November 10 and 11, 2010. Minister Van Loan will remain in Japan to accompany Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on November 13 and 14, 2010.

The theme for APEC Japan 2010 is Change and Action. The APEC meeting is an excellent opportunity to discuss ways to continue promoting economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment across the Asia-Pacific region through the recovery period and into the post-crisis world.

For more information, please contact:

Jacques Labrie
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
613-995-1851

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-995-1874

Monika Bujalska
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Peter Van Loan
Minister of International Trade
613-992-9304
monika.bujalska@international.gc.ca

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-996-2000