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G8 foreign ministers to meet in Gatineau, March 29-30

A just-released Department of Foreign Affairs media release states, “The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that he will host the foreign ministers of the G8 countries at a meeting on March 29 and 30, 2010, at the Château Cartier in Gatineau, Quebec.”

“During the meeting, the ministers will discuss the major issues that threaten international peace and security, while continuing to promote respect for freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. The meeting will also contribute to the meeting of G8 heads of state and heads of government in Muskoka, Ont., in June 2010.”

“Attending will be the foreign ministers of France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Japan and Italy, as well as representatives of the European Union.”

The media release is at http://www.international.gc.ca/media/aff/news-communiques/2009/332.aspx.