Baird Attends Israeli President’s Conference

June 19, 2013 -  Jerusalem - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird attends the Israeli Presidential Conference on behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The conference coincides with President Peres’ 90th birthday.

In recognition of President Peres’ lifelong dedication to the cause of peace, Baird announced a Canadian donation to the Peres Centre for Peace that will cover the cost of a bone-marrow transplant for a young boy from Gaza. The Peres Center’s Saving Children project provides medical care to Palestinian children who might otherwise have to go without. So far, some 8,000 children have benefitted from the life-saving program.

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