OTTAWA, April 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, will be available to speak to media via teleconference, Thursday morning, to provide details on his upcoming trip to the Republic of Korea with a delegation of 36 Canadian Veterans of the Korean War.
|Date:||Thursday, April 18, 2013|
|Time:||9:00 a.m. EDT|
|Instructions:||To participate in the teleconference call 1-877-413-4814 or 613-960-7526, pass code 3960507 (please call in 10 minutes before the start of the teleconference). If at any time you require operator assistance, dial *0.|
From April 22 to April 27, the delegation will participate in ceremonies of remembrance at the Republic of Korea National Cemetery in Seoul, the Korean War Memorial to the Armed Forces of the British Commonwealth in Gapyeong, and the Canadian Korean War Memorial Garden in Naechon.
2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the Korean War and the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and the Republic of Korea. In January, Minister Blaney declared 2013 as the Year of the Korean War Veteran.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs