Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 15, 2013 12:08 ET

Governor General of Canada Welcomes President of the Republic of Peru

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 15, 2013) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will welcome His Excellency Ollanta Humala Tasso, President of the Republic of Peru, on the occasion of his State visit to Canada, on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. The President's State visit to Canada will further strengthen the well-established diplomatic relations between Canada and Peru.

In December 2012, the Governor General met with the President during his official visit to Peru.

"Sharon and I are looking forward to meeting with President Humala, who offered us such a warm welcome to his country during our visit in 2012," said the Governor General. "His hospitality was very much appreciated and we hope to reciprocate during his stay at Rideau Hall. Canada and Peru have a strong and-most importantly, growing-relationship, which is anchored in shared values. I am pleased to see that our ties continue to grow and that our people are working together to foster a lasting friendship that will benefit both our nations."

The detailed itinerary of the events taking place at Rideau Hall can be found below.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

10:30 a.m. - Official welcoming ceremony
An official welcoming ceremony, with military honours, will be held at Rideau Hall. His Excellency Ollanta Humala Tasso will inspect the guard of honour. The Governor General and the President will offer remarks.
Rideau Hall grounds
11 a.m. - Meeting between the Governor General and the President of the Republic of Peru
Large Drawing Room, Rideau Hall
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY-At the beginning of the meeting
11:40 a.m. - Ceremonial tree planting
The President will plant a tree on the grounds of Rideau Hall to commemorate his State visit to Canada. The tree will be an Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), chosen to represent the strong, lasting and growing relationship between Canada and Peru.
Rideau Hall grounds
7 p.m. - State Dinner
In honour of the President's visit to Canada, Their Excellencies will host a State dinner at Rideau Hall.
Ballroom, Rideau Hall
OPEN TO MEDIA- Official remarks at the beginning of the State dinner at 7 p.m., in the Ballroom, and a photo op prior to the dinner, in the Reception Room, at 6:40 p.m.

Media accredited with the Parliamentary Press Gallery must confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office. It is requested that members of the media arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to official events. For more information on accreditation, contact the Parliamentary Press Gallery at 613-992-6517.

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