Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 08, 2011 09:41 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Delegates to Accompany Governor General on State Visits to Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2011) - On the occasion of his State visits to Malaysia, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be joined by an accompanying delegation that will play an active role in highlighting Canada's involvement in Asia.

As Canadian representatives of the fields of education, innovation and trade promotion, and culture, the delegates will share their experiences and knowledge with their Malaysian, Vietnamese and Singaporean counterparts. These exchanges will provide greater visibility for our bilateral co-operation initiatives in various sectors, particularly in our strategies promoting economic development.

The Honourable Perrin Beatty (Vietnam, Singapore)
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Paul Davidson
President, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Mr. Kunal Gupta
Chief Executive Officer, Polar Mobile
Mr. John G. Jung (Singapore)
Chief Executive Officer, Canada's Technology Triangle
Dr. Hy V. Luong
Professor of Anthropology and Director, Collaborative MA Program in Asia-Pacific Studies University of Toronto
Mr. John R. McDougall
President, National Research Council Canada
Dr. Gilles G. Patry
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Foundation for Innovation
Ms. Kim Thúy

The biographies of the accompanying delegation will be posted on

The State visit to Malaysia will take place from November 13 to 16. The State visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam will take place from November 16 to 19; and the State visit to the Republic of Singapore will take place from November 19 to 22, 2011.

Members of the public can follow the State visits to Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore online at, where speeches, photos and the Governor General's blog entries will be posted.

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