Premier Scott Moe is heading to China to discuss trade and climate change with Chinese officials this weekend.
Moe will be joined by delegates from the provincial government, and will focus on what Saskatchewan has to offer to not only China but the world.
Premier Moe said the province is rich with resources they can sell abroad.
“The sustainability of our agricultural products when it comes to how they impact the world conversation or the global conversation with respect to climate change,” Moe said. “The sustainability of our potash mines and our mining industry here in the province, (and) the sustainability and opportunity with products such as uranium and nuclear power into the future.”
China is Saskatchewan’s second biggest trade market, with hopes of potentially expanding trade to the region in the future.
Moe said while there are risks making trips such as this, they are necessary for business and to promote the province.
“We do need to be, I think, careful with our engagement to ensure that we are taking care of the interests of Saskatchewan people, Saskatchewan industries and the government of Saskatchewan proper, but we also need to ensure that we are engaging in the markets of interest for us.”
The NDP’s Trent Wotherspoon echoed the importance of the trip, saying it’s vital for Saskatchewan trade to be able to export to a variety of countries.
Moe also said while there is no direct relation to NAFTA negotiations during this trip, it is another trade mission that Saskatchewan needs to be successful on for sustained success.