Canadian Foreign Minister coming to Myanmar

05 April 2016
Canadian Foreign Minister coming to Myanmar
Canadian Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion. Photo: Canadian Government

The Canadian Embassy in Yangon says Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion is due to set foot in Myanmar for a two-day visit to meet with the new government.
Mr Dion will visit from April 6-8.
“Minister Stéphane Dion is excited to be here at a milestone in Burma’s history. Before serving as Foreign Minister, he was the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and coordinated many federal -provincial negotiations in promoting Canadian unity. Stéphane Dion was also our Minister of the Environment chairing the UN Conference on Climate Change held in Canada, before he was the leader of Canada’s Liberal Party,” the embassy wrote on their Facebook page.
According to Canadian Ambassador Mark McDowell: “Our Minister will be meeting with President Htin Kyaw and with Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyitaw. He will also meet there with the International Relations Committees of the Upper and Lower house.  In Yangon, he will meet with some of the partners the Embassy has worked with mostly in human rights, as well as the UN.
Canada recently had a change of government, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau taking office in November 2015.