Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

December 06, 2009 17:14 ET

Governor General Arrives in the United Mexican States

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 6, 2009) -

Editors note: A photo is included with this press release on Marketwire's website.

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and her husband, Jean-Daniel Lafond, arrived today in the United Mexican States to undertake a State visit from December 6 to 9, 2009.

Upon their arrival, Their Excellencies were welcomed by the Deputy Secretary for North America with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Julián Ventura. This visit will reinforce the already rich relationship between Canadians and Mexican authorities and citizens on the themes of joint security in North America, cultural diversity and economic competition.

You will find attached a photo of the arrival of Their Excellencies at Mexico International Airport.

(Photo credit: MCpl Jean-Francois Neron, Rideau Hall, (C) 2009 Office of the Secretary to the Governor General of Canada)

About the State visits to Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica

At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, the Governor General and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond will undertake State visits to the United Mexican States, from December 6 to 9; to the Republic of Guatemala, from December 9 to 12; and to the Republic of Costa Rica, from December 12 to 15, 2009. The Minister of State Foreign Affairs (Americas), Peter Kent, will be a member of the official delegation for the State visits to Mexico and Guatemala.

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