Ministers Fast and Baird Celebrate Canada-Africa Ties

May 30, 2012 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will attend the annual Africa Day celebration in Ottawa on May 30, 2012.

The ministers will celebrate the achievements of Africans and the common goals Canada shares with African nations: to bring peace, democracy and prosperity to all Africans. Minister Fast will make an announcement related to the Harper government’s commitment to deeper trade and investment ties with African nations.

Event: Speeches (open to media) and photo opportunity
Date:
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Time:
6 p.m. ET
Location:
Government Conference Centre, 2 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario

For more information, please contact:

Rudy Husny
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
613-992-7332

Joseph Lavoie
Press Secretary
Office of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird
joseph.lavoie@international.gc.ca

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Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
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613-995-1874
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