Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

January 17, 2008 17:22 ET

Media Advisory/AAFC: Minister Ritz to Visit Mexico

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2008) - The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, will travel to Mexico from January 21 to 24, 2008.

Minister Ritz will meet with his Mexican counterpart, Mr. Alberto Cárdenas Jimenez, Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) and with Mr. Jose Angel Cordova, Secretary of the National Institute of Public Health (SALUD) to strengthen bilateral relations between Canada and Mexico and to advance cooperation on agriculture and agri-food matters of mutual interest.

During his visit, Minister Ritz will attend meetings with Canadian and Mexican business and agri-business leaders to enhance market access and seek new trade opportunities for the livestock sector.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    613-759-7972
    1-866-345-7972
    or
    Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz
    Todd MacKay
    Director of Communications
    613-759-1059