Premier Stephen McNeil is traveling to France to promote trade and investment, and to lay a wreath at the Juno Beach Canadian Memorial, next week, Nov. 13-19. “It’s important to continue to build on our relationship with businesses in France, so we can strengthen our trading partnerships and encourage investment in Nova Scotia,” said Premier McNeil. “Improving our economy will create more jobs and opportunities for Nova Scotians.” Premier McNeil will meet with government officials and businesses in the defense, aerospace, manufacturing, digital media, food and hospitality, and security sectors. One of the companies Premier McNeil will visit is Michelin’s head office. “As our province’s largest private manufacturer, Michelin is an extremely important part of our economy and gives our province a competitive advantage,” said Premier McNeil. “We support Michelin and want to see them continue to grow in Nova Scotia.” On Nov. 17, the premier will travel to Juno Beach to pay respects to and remember Nova Scotia soldiers and their sacrifice. “I am both humbled and honoured to be able to lay a wreath at the Juno Beach Canadian Memorial on behalf of Nova Scotians,” said Premier McNeil. “This memorial acknowledges the brave Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of the very freedoms that we as Canadians often take for granted.” Nova Scotia exported more than $90 million worth of products to France in 2016. The primary exports were seafood and aircraft parts.