Reminder - Minister Paradis Attends 40th Session of Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie

July 4, 2014 - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will participate in the 40th session of the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie along with more than 300 parliamentarians from across La Francophonie.

Minister Paradis will deliver a speech during the opening ceremonies and will commend Abdou Diouf, Secretary General of the International Organization of La Francophonie, for his extraordinary work at the head of the organization.

Event: Photo opportunity (open to media)
Date:
Monday, July 7, 2014
Time:
8:45 to 9 a.m. ET
Location:
Main Floor Ballroom, Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Event: Speech (open to media)
Date:
Monday July 7, 2014
Time:
9 to 10 a.m. ET
Location:
Main Floor Ballroom, Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario  

Members of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery who would like to cover the group photograph and official opening can present their credentials at the Fairmont Château Laurier.

Members of the media without Parliamentary Press Gallery credentials must complete the application for accreditation. For all inquiries on media accreditation, please contact Terry Guillon, Chief of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery, at 613-992-4511 or Terry.Guillon@parl.gc.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Sandrine Périon
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie
343-203-6238
sandrine.perion@international.gc.ca

Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
343-203-7700
media@international.gc.ca
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