Minister Baird welcomes Shimon Peres, President of Israel

Minister Baird welcomes Shimon Peres, President of Israel

May 6, 2012 - Ottawa - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird welcomes Shimon Peres, President of Israel, upon his arrival in Canada for a state visit from May 6 to 10, 2012. This is the first official visit to Canada by Mr. Peres in his current capacity as president.

Minister Baird has reiterated that Israel has no greater friend than Canada. Canada and Israel share the same values, including freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

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