Baird to Make Historic Visit to Burma

March 6, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will travel to Burma on March 8, 2012. This will be the first official visit to that country by a Canadian foreign minister.

In Naypyidaw, Baird will meet with President Thein Sein and other senior government leaders.

Baird will also travel to Yangon to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy.

For more information, please contact:

Joseph Lavoie
Press Secretary
Office of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird
613-995-1851
joseph.lavoie@international.gc.ca

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