Premier Ed Stelmach is on a mission.

Stelmach is headed to India on Nov. 1 to speak at the ninth International Petrotech 2010 Oil and Gas Conference in New Delhi.

His mission: To strengthen relations and bolster trade and investment ties.

“India represents a market of more than one billion people, and this mission is an opportunity to advance our relationship with one of the world’s fastest growing and most important economies,” the premier said. “It’s critical that we continue to build ties with emerging international markets that expand opportunities for Alberta products and services.”

The cost of the trip is estimated at $84,000.

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