Minister Baird to Debrief from Rome on Benghazi Fact-finding Trip

(No. A/40 - June 27, 2011) John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, will be available to media at the Canadian embassy in Rome to discuss meetings held today with Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) in Benghazi. The meetings are part of Canada’s enhanced diplomatic engagement strategy with the NTC, announced earlier this month. 

Following a brief statement, Minister Baird will take questions from the media.

Event: Media availability
Monday, June 27, 2011
3:30 p.m. ET; 9:30 p.m. local time
Canadian embassy in Rome, via Salaria, 243, Rome

Media representatives wishing to participate by teleconference should dial 1-877-413-4814 (Canada and the United States toll-free) or 613-960-7526. The access code is 5173142.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Day
Director of Communications
Office of Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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