Embassy of Afghanistan - Canada

Embassy of Afghanistan - Canada

October 02, 2007 12:08 ET

Media Advisory: Afghanistan Education Minister Visits Canada from October 2nd to 6th

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2007) - His Excellency Haneef Atmar, Afghanistan's Education Minister, will be in Canada for an official visit from October 2nd to 6th.

The visit begins in Ottawa, followed by stops in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Banff where he will meet with members of the academic and Non-Governmental Organization communities, government officials, business leaders, media, and members of the public. Minister Atmar will take this opportunity to share with Canadians the positive steps being made to improve access to education in Afghanistan.

Minister Atmar will participate in the following public events during his trip:

Wednesday, October 3

Event: Visit to Nepean High School
Time: 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Location: 574 Broadview Avenue, Ottawa

Thursday, October 4

Event: Speaking engagement at the Montreal Council
on Foreign Relations
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Duluth Room, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal

Event: Photo-op and media availability following NGO
stakeholder roundtable
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Regatta Room, Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

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