March 8-9, 2012 - Burma - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird travels to Burma on March 8-9, 2012. This is the first official visit to that country by a Canadian foreign minister.
In Naypyidaw, Minister Baird meets with President Thein Sein as well as other senior government leaders. The minister also travels to Yangon to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy.
"Canada has been a strong opponent of repression in Burma. Change must be sustained so that the will of the Burmese people can turn their hopes of a better, brighter future into reality for all."