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Visit of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania

September 28, 2012

Governor General to Welcome His Excellency Jakaya M. Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will welcome His Excellency Jakaya M. Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, on the occasion of his State visit to Canada, on Wednesday October 3 and Thursday, October 4, 2012.

“Tanzania is a significant African partner for Canada, and I look forward to welcoming President Kikwete — one of the most active regional leaders and constructive players in Africa — to Canada,” said the Governor General. “I am especially eager to discuss Tanzania's progress in making education more accessible, thereby securing a better future for the children and youth of that country.”

The Governor General and the President will participate in the following events:

Wednesday, October 3

3:25 p.m.
Official Welcoming Ceremony
His Excellency Jakaya M. Kikwete will arrive on the Rideau Hall grounds by landau. During the official welcoming ceremony, the President will receive military honours and conduct the inspection of a 100-person guard of honour. The ceremony will conclude with remarks from the Governor General and the President.
Rideau Hall grounds, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
OPEN TO MEDIA 

3:50 p.m.
Meeting Between Their Excellencies and the President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Large Drawing Room, Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY—Official photo at the beginning of the meeting 

7:30 p.m.
State Dinner
Their Excellencies will host a State dinner at Rideau Hall in honour of the President’s visit to Canada. 
Ballroom, Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
OPEN TO MEDIA—Remarks only at the beginning of the State dinner


Thursday, October 4

10:40 a.m.
Ceremonial Tree Planting
His Excellency Jakaya M. Kikwete will plant a bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) along the main drive at Rideau Hall to commemorate his State visit to Canada. 
Rideau Hall grounds, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
OPEN TO MEDIA

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Please note that all events are subject to change without notice.

 

Media information:
Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-998-7280
julie.rocheleau@gg.ca
www.gg.ca 

Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and 
International Trade
613-995-1874
www.international.gc.ca

 

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