Advice to Canadians in Egypt

(No. 45 – February 3, 2011 – 2:45 a.m. ET) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement to Canadian citizens in Egypt:

"The Canadian government advises all Canadian citizens in Egypt that we plan to continue evacuation efforts today, February 3, 2011.

"All remaining Canadian citizens who wish to depart Egypt on a Canadian government chartered flight and who are able to do so should immediately proceed to the airport, Terminal 1, Departures area, as soon as possible on February 3.

"We strongly urge all Canadians to leave Egypt."

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Lynn Meahan
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
613-995-1851

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