Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

October 07, 2009 16:46 ET

Media Advisory: Afghanistan's Chief of the General Staff Visits Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2009) - The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk, will host his Afghan counterpart, General Bismullah Mohammadi, on the occasion of his first visit to Canada. Photo opportunities will be held as follows:

Event: Guard of Honour for General Bismullah Mohammadi
Date: Thursday, October 8th
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Concourse of the National Defence Headquarters, 101 Colonel By


Event: Laying of a wreath in honour of our soldiers that gave their
lives in Afghanistan
Date: Thursday, October 8th
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Location: The National War Memorial, at the corner of Elgin Street and
Wellington Avenue

Note: For the first event media are asked to arrive no later than 7:55 a.m. For access, please enter through main entrance located on Mackenzie King Bridge.

Please note there will be no interview opportunities.

Contact Information

  • DND/CF Media Liaison Office
    613-996-2353 or 1-866-377-0811
    Information: 1-866-377-0811/613-996-2353
    After hours: 613-792-2973