Minister Blaney Welcomes Senegalese Delegation

Minister Blaney Welcomes Senegalese Delegation

June 3, 2013 - Ottawa - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, welcomes a Senegalese delegation of senior officials to Canada to discuss the preparations for the next Francophonie Summit, to be held in Dakar in 2014.

Canada’s bilateral relations with Senegal are close and cover a variety of areas, including the promotion of peace and security, trade and investment, and development assistance. Senegal is an important partner for Canada within multilateral institutions, including La Francophonie.

Left to right: Hamidou Samba Kassé, President of the Scientific Committee of the 15th Francophonie Summit; Ambassador Mamadou Tall, Diplomatic Advisor to Senegal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs; Nancy Ndiaye Ngom, Ambassador of Senegal to Canada; Minister Blaney; Ambassador Penda Mbow, Personal Representative of the President of Senegal to the Secretary-General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie; and Jacques Habib Sy, Delegate-General for the organization of the 15th Francophonie Summit; and Philippe Beaulne, the Prime Minister’s Personal Representative for La Francophonie.

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