Fahel was one of about 50 Canadian business and government officials who went on a trade mission.
The Canadian team, led by Canadian Trade Minister Sergio Marchi, visited several countries in the Middle East, but Fahel joined the team for the last four days in Palestine.
There, they opened a new representative office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. "It has been difficult to have trade deals there before because everything had to go through the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv."
" This is a very special day because the trade agreement will help with badly needed improvements to their economy as they embark on the creation of a new state," he said.