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March 30, 2005 12:52 ET

AAFC/Media Advisory: Minister Mitchell in Colombia for Trade Talks


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MARCH 30, 2005 - 12:52 ET

AAFC/Media Advisory: Minister Mitchell in Colombia for
Trade Talks

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 30, 2005) - Agriculture and
Agri-Food Minister Andy Mitchell will be in Cartagena, Colombia, March
30 to April 1 for meetings with his colleagues in the Cairns Group.

Mr. Mitchell will reaffirm Canada's commitment to working with other
Cairns Group members to achieve ambitious reforms in agricultural trade
at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Cairns Group is a coalition
of 17 exporting countries dedicated to creating a level international
playing field for agricultural trade.

Mr. Mitchell heads to the Cairns Group meeting after a brief visit to
Cuba today where he will meet with Minister of Agriculture Alfredo
Jordán Morales, other Cuban government ministers and with Canadian and
Cuban industry representatives to promote increased trade between our
two countries.

Photos and updates from the meetings in Colombia will be posted over the
next few days on the newsroom section of Agriculture and Agri-Food
Canada's website at http://www.agr.gc.ca

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