(No. A/92 – November 18, 2011) Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait this week to underscore Canada’s commitment to working with regional partners to help build strong democracies that respond to the needs and interests of their citizens.
In the UAE, Minister Baird will attend the Sir Bani Yas Forum, a gathering of 19 foreign ministers, heads of governments, business leaders and decision makers who will discuss critical challenges for peace and security in the region. In Kuwait, Minister Baird will participate in the G8-Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative Forum for the Future and engage his counterparts on a range of economic and social development issues. Minister Baird will also highlight Canada’s support for the establishment of an institute to study gender in order to advance the equality and empowerment of women.
Minister Baird will hold a media teleconference to conclude his trip on November 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
Event: Media teleconference
Date: Tuesday November 22, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
Media representatives wishing to participate in this media teleconference should dial 1-877-413-4814 (Canada and the United States toll-free) or 613-960-7526. The access code is 2486514.
To access photos of Minister Baird’s trip, consult Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird: Photo Galleries on Flickr.
For more information, please contact:
Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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