US official to visit islands

  • Aug. 15, 2003 9:00 a.m.

The Consul General of the United States will visit the islands at the end of September.
Luis Arreaga is based in Vancouver and represents the US government in BC and the Yukon. He arrives here Thursday September 25 and leaves Saturday (two days later).
The consul general plans to meet with the Council of the Haida Nation and band councils as well as representatives of local government and industry. He also plans to speak at the annual meeting of the Northern BC Tourism Association, which will be meeting in Masset that weekend.
Dr. Arreaga wants to learn first-hand what some of the issues on the islands are, and is open to discussing US-Canada policy with islanders.
He previously was director of the Executive Secretariat staff at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., and has served abroad in several countries including Switzerland and Spain.
He was appointed to the Vancouver position a year ago. It will be his first visit to the islands.