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Courtesy Call with the United Nations Secretary-General

February 11, 2016 

Governor General to Meet with
United Nations Secretary-General at Rideau Hall 

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will meet with His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General, and Mrs. Ban Soon-taek at Rideau Hall, on Friday, February 12, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. 

“I will have the pleasure of welcoming His Excellency Ban Ki-moon to Rideau Hall on the occasion of his visit to Canada from February 11 to 13. During our meeting, we will have the opportunity to discuss Canada’s long tradition of international collaboration, as well as its involvement in the United Nations,” said the Governor General. 


There will be a photo opportunity at the beginning of the meeting. Media representatives must be accredited beforehand by the Parliamentary Press Gallery and confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office. 

Media representatives are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the event taking place. For further accreditation information, please contact the Parliamentary Press Gallery at 613-992-6517 or email


Media information:

Marie-Ève Létourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office


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