International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan to Visit Turkey and Greece

Trade mission will focus on opening new markets to create jobs and opportunities for Canadians

(No. A/175 – December 5, 2010) The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade, will lead a trade mission to Istanbul and Ankara from December 5 to 8 and to Athens on December 9 and 10, 2010.

Minister Van Loan will be accompanied by a delegation of representatives from Canadian companies. During their visit, the Canadian businesses will explore opportunities in Turkey and Greece and promote the advantages of doing business with Canada.

Minister Van Loan will promote the Canada-European Union negotiations toward a trade agreement and the importance of free trade and investment as drivers of global economic recovery.

For further information, please consult Ministerial visit to Turkey and Greece.

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