Minister Yelich Welcomes Chinese Delegates to Canadian Mining Conference

February 27, 2014 - Beijing, China - The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), speaks to Chinese government officials and business people who will attend the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange being held from March 2 to 5, 2014, in Toronto.

During her meeting, Minister Yelich highlighted the benefits of collaborating with Canadian mining companies because of their wealth of experience and responsible business practices. She also spoke about Canada as a destination of choice for mining investment from around the world. There are well over 600 major resource projects under way or planned across Canada.

Founded in 1932, PDAC represents the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry and currently has 9,000 individual and 1,254 corporate members. The PDAC International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange is the world’s leading convention for people, companies and organizations engaged in or connected with mineral exploration. In 2013, the PDAC convention welcomed more than 30,000 attendees from 126 countries, including more than 300 from China, to the 650-plus booths at the trade show.

Minister Yelich is visiting Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Beijing from February 23 to 27 to highlight Canada and China’s strong and growing ties.

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