Reminder - International Trade Minister Fast to Make First Official Visit to Washington, D.C.

(No. A/82 - October 14, 2011) The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, will make his first official visit to Washington, D.C., on October 17 and 18, 2011.

Minister Fast will meet his counterpart, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk, in person for the first time to discuss various important bilateral issues. Minister Fast will also meet with several other senior U.S. officials and lawmakers to discuss Canada’s close long-standing trade ties with the United States, which contribute to job creation and economic prosperity on both sides of our shared border.

Following a brief statement, Minister Fast will take questions from media representatives.

Event: Media availability
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
3:30 p.m. ET
Location:
Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Note: Camera crews are asked to arrive at the Embassy’s C Street NW entrance at least 30 minutes in advance.

For more information, please contact:

Rudy Husny
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
613-992-7332

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