Honouring Fallen Diplomats

September 20, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, joined by His Excellency Dr. Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, will participate in two media events to mark the latter’s first bilateral visit to Canada.

Event 1: Speeches and photo/video opportunity*
Thursday, September 20, 2012
3:15 p.m. ET
Southeast corner of Island Park Drive and Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario

* Open to Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery-accredited photographers and video camera operators only. Local media photographers and camera operators are welcome, but those who are not accredited members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery are asked to register in advance with the Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office. 

Media representatives should arrive on site no later than 2:45 p.m. ET. Reserved media parking is available at the National Capital Commission parking lot on the south-east side of the Champlain Bridge.

The ministers’ schedules do not allow time for on-site questions and answers. However, accredited journalists wishing to ask questions of ministers Baird and Davutoğlu are invited to join them for Event 2, at the conclusion of a private bilateral meeting.

Event 2: Media availability
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Time: 6:15 p.m. ET
Location: Foyer of the Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

For more information, please contact:

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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