Premier John Horgan has wrapped up a successful working visit to Europe.
During the visit, Premier Horgan observed the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at Juno Beach in France, then promoted trade and investment opportunities in meetings with government and business leaders in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
“It was a great honour to attend ceremonies on Juno Beach, in remembrance of British Columbian and Canadian soldiers who fought bravely for the freedoms we enjoy today,” said Premier Horgan. “We must never forget the sacrifice made by our veterans, as well as their families and loved ones.”
The Premier’s nine-day visit reinforced the strong ties between B.C. and three of Europe’s leading economies. This was an opportunity to promote B.C. as a stable place for trade and investment and highlight how the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement will open new markets for B.C. exporters and create good-paying jobs for people throughout the province.
Meetings in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands included business roundtables and meetings with government officials and business leaders to explore new partnerships in B.C.’s energy and renewable energy sectors and identify new, clean economy opportunities through CleanBC.
“Forming business partnerships will lead to shared prosperity and greater opportunities for people,” said Premier Horgan. “We are working to open doors for B.C. businesses and if we seize opportunities in trade, energy and clean technology, we can sharpen our global competitiveness and be a positive influence in the world.”
The visit began in France on June 4, 2019, and concluded in the Netherlands on June 13.
To read the release in traditional Chinese, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Chinese_NR_PJH_Europe_Wrap.pdf
To read the release in Punjabi, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Punjabi_NR_PJH_Europe_Wrap.pdf
To read the release in French, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/French_NR_PJH_Europe_Wrap.pdf
A backgrounder on highlights from the trip follows.