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State Visit by King of Jordan

August 24, 2017

Governor General of Canada to Welcome
His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein
of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston are pleased to welcome His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the occasion of his State visit to Canada, from August 27 to 29, 2017.

The visit will commence with an official welcoming ceremony. His Majesty King Abdullah II will then meet with the Governor General and attend a State luncheon in his honour. 

The detailed itinerary of the events taking place at Rideau Hall can be found below. 

Monday, August 28

10 a.m.
Official Welcoming Ceremony
An official welcoming ceremony, with military honours, will be held on the grounds of Rideau Hall during which His Majesty will inspect a guard of honour.
Rideau Hall grounds

10:20 a.m.
Meeting Between the Governor General and His Majesty King Abdullah II
Large Drawing Room, Rideau Hall
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY—At the beginning of the meeting  

Tuesday, August 29

12:30 p.m.
State Luncheon
Their Excellencies will host a State luncheon in honour of His Majesty King Abdullah II on the occasion of his visit to Canada. The Governor General and His Majesty will deliver remarks.
Ballroom, Rideau Hall
OPEN TO POOL MEDIA—Official photo at 12:15 p.m. in Reception Room and remarks at the beginning of the State luncheon in the Ballroom 


Media accredited with the Parliamentary Press Gallery must confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office. It is requested that members of the media arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to official events. For more information on accreditation, please contact the Parliamentary Press Gallery at 613-992-6517 or 


Media information: 

Marie-Ève Létourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-302-0912 (cell)


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