Bulgarian Minister of Economy and Energy Traicho Traikov is on official visit to Canada, where he took part in the 21st World Energy Congress in Montreal.
Traikov met both Canadian senior state officials and high-ranking business representatives in the fields of energy, engineering and electronic industry, and transport from a number of countries.
Among the top topics discussed was the Belene NPP project, which was discussed among others with Areva Group's CEO Anne Lauveregeon.
Talks were also held with Canadian major companies Hydro Quebec, Bombardier, Plasco Energy Group and SNC Lavalin.
Minister Traikov also met Canadian federal Minister of Natural Resources Christian Paradis to discuss opportunities for cooperations.
In meetings with Canadian agencies on innovations and enterpreneurship (OCR) and on export development (ODC), Traikov presented sectors that Bulgaria sees as promising for collaboration, such as electronics, information technology, energy, and machine industry.
Traikov also met president of Canadian Council of Chief Executives John Manley to present Bulgaria as an investment destination and to discuss benefits from the coming signing of a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Bulgaria and Canada.
July Canadian Minister of International Trade Peter van Loan was on an official visit in Sofia to discuss opportunities for deepening cooperation between the two countries.