Reminder - International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan to Promote Trade and Investment in Middle East

Trade, investment and science and technology partnerships to be focus of visit to Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar

(No. A/152 - October 7, 2010) The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade, will visit the Middle East starting Saturday, October 9, 2010. Minister Van Loan will focus his visit on expanding Canadian trade and investment opportunities in the region.

Minister Van Loan will promote Canada’s competitive advantages as a key business and investment destination during meetings with his Middle East counterparts and business leaders.

Minister Van Loan’s Middle East itinerary includes the following:

Israel Saturday, October 9, to Monday, October 11
Jordan Monday, October 11
Saudi Arabia Monday, October 11, to Wednesday, October 13
Kuwait Thursday, October 14
Qatar Friday, October 15, to Saturday, October 16

For more information, please contact:

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