| Minister Day's visit to Europe: summary of meetings with Romanian Minister of Environment and Minister of Finance|
International Trade Minister Stockwell Day concluded his nuclear energy focused visit to Lithuania, Latvia, the Czech Republic and Romania, with the signing of a third Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA) in four days.
The signature of a FIPA with Romanian Finance Minister Gheorghe Pogea was one of the highlights of the Bucharest visit. Its timing is particularly opportune as a number of Canadian companies such as SNC Lavalin, AECL, Everest Kool, Canadian Bank Note and Canam are pursuing further projects in Romania.
Minister Day also met with Romanian Environment Minister Nicolae Nemirschi. This was an opportunity to explain Canada's new Corporate Social Responsibility Framework and how it links with financing agencies such as Export Development Canada to ensure that company activities are consistent with sustainable development and incorporate best practices in their operations in Canada and abroad.
Melisa Leclerc 5/8/2009