Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec

Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec

October 16, 2008 15:30 ET

Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec to Welcome the Canada-European Union Summit

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2008) - At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will welcome participants to the Canada-European Union Summit to the official Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec. She will receive the President of the French Republic, His Excellency Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of the European Commission, His Excellency Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, and the Prime Minister of Canada on Friday, October 17, 2008.

Here are the Governor General's official activities during the Summit:

11:30 a.m.

Official welcome of dignitaries by the Governor General

The Governor General will officially welcome the President of the French Republic, the President of the European Commission, and the Prime Minister of Canada, when they arrive at the Residence.

Open to media - Photo op of the official arrival of the dignitaries outside the Residence.

11:40 a.m.

Discussion between the Governor General and the President of the European Commission

Her Excellency will have a discussion with the President of the European Commission, His Excellency Jose Manuel Durao Barroso.

Official photographers only

Media interested in covering the Canada-European Union Summit are asked to obtain their accreditation from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

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