Governor General Announces the State Visit to Canada of the President of Italy

OTTAWA, June 20, 2017 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, is pleased to announce the State visit to Canada of His Excellency Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic, on June 26 to July 1, 2017.

"Sharon and I look forward to welcoming President Mattarella to Canada," said the Governor General. "This year marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Italy. I look forward to discussions with President Mattarella about our long-lasting friendship, as well as how we can continue to strengthen our relationship and the people to people ties between our two countries."

The detailed schedule of the events will be issued at a later date.

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

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