Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 26, 2008 17:40 ET

Media Advisory/State Visit to Europe: Footage and Photos of the Governor General's Activities Today in Budapest (Hungary) and in Bratislava (Slovakia) Now Available to Media

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2008) - The following footage and photos of the Governor General's activities today in Budapest, Hungary, and in Bratislava, Slovakia, have been posted and are now available to media:

- Unveiling of a memorial plaque at Varosliget City Park, in Budapest, Hungary, in honour of Hungarian-Canadians;

- (i)Governor General's official arrival at the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia (posted later on this evening); and

- (i)Governor General's meeting with the President of the Slovak Republic His Excellency Ivan Gasparovic, as well as statements from the President and the Governor General following their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia ((i)posted later on this evening).

Footage and photos of the activities listed above can be obtained and downloaded from .

A blog from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean on the State Visit to Europe is now posted and can be read at

The following blogs from members of the official delegation are also posted:

November 24, 2008
Dr. Constance Backhouse, C.M., Professor of Law, University of Ottawa

November 25, 2008
Ms. Fanny Wylde, Lawyer

November 26, 2008
Mr. Jordan Croucher, Singer and Songwriter

About the State visit in Europe

At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, along with her husband, His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond, are conducting a State visit to the Republic of Hungary, the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic and the Republic of Slovenia, from November 24 to December 6, 2008.

This State visit will highlight, among other things, democratic transition in the four countries, our historic and cultural ties, our growing trade relationships, and our joint participation in NATO missions, especially the reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.

For further information on the State visit, please click on .

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