Minister Cannon to Meet with Maziar Bahari

(No. A/115 - November 26, 2009) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will meet with journalist Maziar Bahari on Friday, November 27, 2009. The meeting will be followed by a photo opportunity.

Mr. Bahari, a dual Iranian-Canadian citizen working for Newsweek magazine, was released from prison in Iran on October 17, 2009, almost four months after his arrest following Iran’s presidential elections last June.

Event: Photo opportunity
Date: Friday, November 27, 2009
Time: 1 p.m. EST
Location: Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Media interested in attending this photo opportunity are requested to register with the reception desk in the Lester B. Pearson Building by 12:45 p.m. Photo identification will be required.

For more information, please contact:

Natalie Sarafian
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
613-995-1851

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-995-1874