Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 20, 2013 10:32 ET

Media Advisory: Minister of National Defence to Meet with U.S. Secretary of Defense in Halifax and Sign Asia-Pacific Policy Cooperation Framework

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 20, 2013) - The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, and the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, will meet in Halifax to discuss a variety of issues related to Canada-U.S. defence relations and sign the Canada-U.S. Asia-Pacific Defense Policy Cooperation Framework. A brief media availability will follow the meeting and signing event.

When: November 22, 2013
11:15 a.m. (AST)
Where: Westin Nova Scotian
1181 Hollis Street
Harbour Room
Halifax, Nova Scotia
What: Brief media availability with the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Canada's Minister of National Defence, and the United States Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel.

Notes to editor / news director: Media representatives wishing to attend the press conference with Minister Nicholson and Secretary Hagel are invited to confirm their attendance and register no later than 09:00 a.m. on November 22, 2013, with Captain Doug Keirstead at (902) 456-4001.

Media representatives coming for the press conference are required to arrive no later than 10:50 a.m. (AST) and have valid photo identification in order to cover this event.

For media who cannot attend, 20 lines will be available to call-into the press conference. The line will be unidirectional, meaning callers will be able to listen in on the press conference, but not ask any questions. To participate, please phone the following number before the beginning of the press conference: 613-288-4031. The conference ID will be 7965#.

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