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Ambassador Zhang Junsai Delivered Speech at the Luncheon of Saskatchewan-China Trade and Investment Forum

On June 18th , H.E. Mr. Zhang Junsai, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Canada, attended the Luncheon of Saskatchewan-China Trade and Investment Forum in Saskatoon and delivered a speech on trade and economic cooperation between China and Canada, and Saskatchewan in particular.

Ambassador Zhang introduced to the audience the new progresses of trade and investment cooperation between China and Canada in recent years and the achievements scored in the economic field by Prime Minister Harper's visit to China this February. He commended the Saskatchewan government for attaching great importance to developing ties with China and encouraged the business communities of Saskatchewan province to seize the opportunities brought about by China's sustained and stable economic growth and work together with the Chinese side to make the trade pie bigger and foster new growth engines in the fields of energy and resources, agriculture, energy saving and environmental protection, clean energy, etc. Ambassador Zhang also expressed his wish that Chinese enterprises in Canada will continue to pursue mutually beneficial cooperation and localization and be good corporate citizens in fulfilling social responsibility.

Following the speech, Ambassador Zhang answered questions from the audience related to China's economy, China-Canada trade relations and Chinese investment in Canada.

Ambassador Zhang was accompanied by Mme Liu Yongfeng, Chinese Consul-General in Calgary, Mr. Jiang Shan, Minister Counselor the Chinese Embassy in Canada for Economic and Commercial Affairs, and Mr. Zhang Lanchun, Minister Counselor of the Embassy for Education. More than 100 guests, including His Worship Donald Atchison, Mayor of Saskatoon, officials from the Saskatchewan government, representatives of local business communities, universities as well as Chinese enterprises investing in Canada, were also present.

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