Media Advisory - Afghanistan Government Advisor Urges Non-Military Solution to Conflict

    OTTAWA, Feb. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. Seddiq Weera, an Afghan-born,
Canadian-educated diplomacy expert, will discuss the political situation in
Afghanistan and the need for a non-military solution to the conflict.
    Dr. Weera is a leading expert on the prospect of a negotiated settlement
to the Afghan conflict, and is an advisor to the Afghanistan Minister of
Education, and Board Member of the Independent National Commission on
Strengthening Peace in Afghanistan.

    Press Conference

    Date:            Thursday, February 14, 2008
    Time:            1:45 PM
    Location:        Rm. 130S Charles Lynch Room, Centre Block
    Speakers:        Steven Staples, President, Rideau Institute (moderator)

                     Seddiq Weera, Senior Advisor, Independent National
                     Commission on Strengthening Peace and Senior Policy
                     Advisor, Minister of Education, Islamic Republic of

    Dr. Weera will appear before the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and
International Development

    Date:            Thursday, February 14, 2008
    Time:            3:30 PM
    Location:        Rm. 308 West Block

For further information:

For further information: Steven Staples, Rideau Institute, t. (613)
565-9449 x. 24, c. (613) 290-2695

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