Minister Baird to Reiterate Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Statement on Syria

(No. A/60 - August 18, 2011) John Baird, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister, will be available to reiterate Prime Minister Harper's call for Bashar al-Assad, president of the current Syrian regime, to immediately step down so true reform can begin.

Minister Baird will, for the benefit of broadcast media, repeat the Prime Minister's statement in both English and French. A brief question and answer period will follow.

Event: Media availability
Thursday, August 18, 2011
4:30 p.m. ET
House of Commons Foyer, Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario

Note: Minister Baird is not available for interviews later in the day.

Listen to the Minister's remarks.

For more information, please contact:

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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