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Minister Fast Advances Canada’s Economic Interests in Washington

Top left photo: The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, with Ronald Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative
Top right photo: Minister Fast with John Bryson, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Bottom photo: Minister Fast across from Dave Camp, Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means

March 7-9, 2012 - Washington, D.C. - During his meetings with U.S. officials, Minister Fast took every opportunity to stress the importance of expanding the trade relationship between Canada and the U.S. to other areas, such as the Asia-Pacific region, to keep the economies of both countries strong. He noted that Canadian and American jobs and prosperity are best served by having Canada join the Trans-Pacific Partnerships negotiations at the earliest opportunity.

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For further information, media representatives may contact:

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

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada