Minister to lead Canadian trade delegation to Turkey, Greece

Published June 21st, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

International Trade Minister Pierre Pettigrew announced Wednesday, June 20, he would lead a Canadian trade delegation to Turkey and Greece in September. 


Pettigrew will be in Ankara for official meetings on September 10 before joining trade mission delegates in Istanbul on September 11; Pettigrew and the trade mission will then travel to Athens for the final two days of the regional swing. 


In a statement, Pettigrew noted that Canada's bilateral trade with Turkey increased more than three-fold between 1991 and 2000 while Greece's economy "is expected to continue exceeding the European Union growth average for the foreseeable future." ― (AFP, Ottawa) 


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