Minister Van Loan Promotes Canadian Expertise in Africa

(No. A/44 - March 12, 2010) The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade, will visit Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, from March 15 to 17, 2010, and Nairobi, Kenya, on March 18.

Minister Van Loan will diversify Canadian trade and investment opportunities abroad on this trip, promoting growth and jobs for Canadian workers. These visits are important steps toward opening doors for Canadian businesses abroad by removing obstacles to free and open trade and unlocking Africa’s enormous potential.

Minister Van Loan will also promote Canada as a supplier of high-quality goods and services.

For further information and updates, please consult Ministerial visit to Africa.

For more information, please contact:

Monika Bujalska
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Peter Van Loan
Minister of International Trade
613-992-9304

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