May 4, 2009
No. A/43

Minister Day Visiting Europe to Promote Trade Opportunities

The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, is travelling to Europe on a trade promotion tour from May 4 to 8.

While in Europe, Minister Day will attend the Canada-EU Summit in Prague (Czech Republic) with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and will visit Vilnius (Lithuania), Riga (Latvia) and Bucharest (Romania). Minister Day will highlight Canada as a supplier of high-quality goods and services, Canada’s expertise in the energy sector, and the importance of the EU as Canada’s second-largest trading partner.

Minister Day will hold a media teleconference from Bucharest on May 7 to recap his visit to Europe.

Event: Media teleconference
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009
Time: 1:30 p.m. EDT

Media representatives interested in participating in the call are invited to contact the Trade Media Relations Office at 613-996-2000 to obtain the teleconference number and passcode.

For more information, please contact:

Mélisa Leclerc
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
613-992-6186

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