Building People-to-People Ties Through Cultural Awareness

November 6, 2011 - Ahmedabad, Gujarat State, India - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, where Mahatma Gandhi lived from 1918 to 1930. The Ashram is now a museum where visitors learn about Gandhi’s message of non-violence and self-reliance, and how he became the father of the Indian nation.

Minister Fast is in India from November 3 to 9 to build relations and advance trade and investment ties.

Please consult the visit web page and go to Minister Fast's photo gallery.

For further information, media representatives may 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

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-996-2000
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