During his two-day business trip to the Yukon in October, Consul General Marc Eichhorn held successful meetings with Deputy Premier Hon. Tracy-Anne McPhee, Hon. John Streicker, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, Hon. Ranj Pillai, Minister of Economic Development, Tourism and Culture, Commissioner of Yukon Hon. Angélique Bernard, as well as representatives from the Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce, the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, the Tourism Industry Association (TIA), and the Yukon Government's Department of Tourism.
The focus of the meetings was on tourism, mining and scientific cooperation between Yukon and Germany. German-speaking customers make up Yukon's most important overseas tourism market, accounting for 17% of overseas visitors, and successful German Canadian mining collaborations have been maintained for years. Scientific cooperation with the University of Yukon is also of great interest to Germany, especially in the fields of geology, remediation of mining areas and climate and environmental research (permafrost).
Many thanks to all interlocutors for the important discussions and suggestions for an intensive cooperation in the future!