Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 24, 2008 17:53 ET

State Visit to Europe: Footage and Photos of the Governor General's Activities Today in Budapest (Hungary) now Available to Media

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2008) - The following footage and photos of the Governor General's activities today in Budapest, Hungary, have been posted and are now available to media:

- Governor General's official arrival at Sándor Palace;

- Meeting with the President of the Republic of Hungary His Excellency Lászlo Solyom, as well as statements from the President and the Governor General following the meeting;

- Governor General's visit of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Heroe's Square (will be posted later on this evening); and

- Speeches delivered at the State dinner hosted by the President of the Republic of Hungary at the Museum of Fine Arts (will be posted later on this evening).

Footage and photos of the activities listed above can be obtained and downloaded from www.combatcamera.ca/gg .

A blog from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean on the State visit to Europe is now posted and can be read at www.citizenvoices.gg.ca/en/blogs/rideau_hall/194 .

A blog from Dr. Constance Backhouse, C.M., a member of the official delegation, can be read at www.citizenvoices.gg.ca/en/blogs/rideau_hall/195 . To obtain her biography, please visit www.gg.ca/gg/sv/deleg_euro2008_e.asp .

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 www.gg.ca .

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