Natural Resources Parliamentary Secretary Rudd to Highlight Strong Canada-China Nuclear Energy Relationship on Trade Mission to China

OTTAWA, April 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Parliamentary Secretary Kim Rudd, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, will take part in an Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) trade mission to China from April 5 to 9, 2016. This will be the first energy-related visit to China by a representative of the Government.   

During her visit, Parliamentary Secretary Rudd will deliver the keynote address at the Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference in Beijing, where she will highlight the continued importance of China to Canada as a nuclear energy partner and the importance of ensuring that nuclear trade is for peaceful purposes only. She will also deliver remarks at a reception hosted by the Canadian Embassy to promote Canada's world-renowned expertise across the spectrum of nuclear energy production and underscore the Government's commitment to meet the global challenge of climate change through clean energy innovation and sustainable resource development.

While in Beijing, Parliamentary Secretary Rudd's activities will also include engaging with China's National Energy Administration, participating in bilateral meetings related to Canada–China renewable and clean energy cooperation and meeting with Canadian and Chinese nuclear industry representatives.

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"The Government of Canada sees a future where a clean environment and a strong economy go hand in hand, and I believe that Canada's nuclear industry — among the world's best — can and must be a big part of that. Canada is renowned around the world as a stable, reliable and cost-effective supplier of energy resources, technology and services, and our government will continue to promote our expertise in clean and safe nuclear power — and work with partners, including China — to ensure that these efforts translate into real opportunities for our nuclear industry."

Kim Rudd
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources

 

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SOURCE Natural Resources Canada

For further information: Laurel Munroe, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Natural Resources, 343-292-6837; Media Relations, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, 343-292-6100

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