Minister Cannon to Visit Kuwait

(No. 80 - February 24, 2011 - 11:20 a.m. ET) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that he will travel to Kuwait from February 24 to 27, 2011.

Minister Cannon will join His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the visit, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the State of Kuwait and the 20th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait after the first Gulf War in 1991.

"Canada has developed solid partnerships with Kuwait in several areas, such as education and investment. We look forward to deepening those relations to the benefit of both countries," said Minister Cannon.

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For further information, media representatives may contact:

Lynn Meahan
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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