Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Canadian minister to visit Mongolia to discuss trade, investment

Seeking to improve ties with Mongolia, Canadian Trade Minister David Emerson will visit Mongolia, as well as China, this week.

Emerson’s visit to Mongolia is the first by a senior Canadian minister in a decade. While in Ulaanbaatur, he will meet President Nambaryn Enkhbayar, Prime Minister Sanj Bayar and senior ministers to discuss Canada’s trade and investment interests.

Due to the large number of mining companies located in Canada, the North American country has become one of the largest investors in Mongolia. Observers see the visit as an indication of Canada’s growing importance as a partner to mineral-rich Mongolia.

Emerson will also visit China and Hong Kong during this trip to Asia.



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