Premier Stephen McNeil is leading a seven-day mission to Europe, beginning Sunday, June 26, to promote Nova Scotia as a tourism destination and great place to do business.
“While the people of the United Kingdom have voted to exit the European Union, opportunities to promote our province as a competitive and growing economy for investment will continue,” said Premier McNeil. “There are still valuable tourism and business opportunities which we will continue to pursue.”
There will be stops in Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London with more than a dozen meetings and events scheduled with business, tourism and government officials. The mission will include work on enhancing air linkages in the region.
Premier McNeil, who is also Minister responsible for Military Relations, will visit Vimy Ridge in France. He will lay a wreath and pay his respects to honour those brave Canadians who fought in the defence of freedom, and in particular, the Nova Scotia Highlanders, also known as the 85th Overseas Battalion, which distinguished itself, in helping to capture Vimy Ridge.
The European Union is the world’s largest single common market and is a key strategic partner for the province. Nova Scotia exported $490 million worth of goods to European Union countries in 2015.