Prime Minister Stephen Harper today concluded a productive official visit to London, United Kingdom (U.K.). The visit is part of a broader trip to the U.K., which will also see the Prime Minister travelling to Wales to participate in the 2014 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit, from September 4 to 5.
While in London, Prime Minister Harper had fruitful discussions with Canadian and British business leaders on how to further promote trade and investment opportunities between the two countries, including through the historic Canada-European Union (EU) Trade Agreement. The Agreement will give Canadian companies preferential access to the largest market in the world.
The Prime Minister also participated in various parts of a bilateral trade mission to the U.K. being led by Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, including a question and answer session on economic and trade issues as well as a business roundtable. He used the meetings with key U.K. business leaders and Canadian business delegation members to highlight the many opportunities that will be created by the Canada-EU Trade Agreement, and to promote Canada as a premier trade and investment partner. Members of the Canadian business delegation included representatives from a broad range of sectors such as agri-food and seafood, life sciences, and information and communications technologies.