OTTAWA, June 25, 2016 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will officially welcome His Excellency Enrique Peña Nieto, President of the United Mexican States, to Canada for a State visit from June 27 to 29.
The detailed itinerary of the events involving the Governor General and President Peña Nieto can be found below:
Monday, June 27
Official Welcoming Ceremony
An official welcoming ceremony, with military honours, will be held at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec. President Peña Nieto will inspect the guard of honour. The Governor General and the President will then offer remarks.
Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec
OPEN TO MEDIA
Meeting Between the Governor General and the President
Salon des Anges, Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY FOR POOL MEDIA—At the beginning of the meeting and official photo on the terrace at 11 a.m., following the meeting.
Tuesday, June 28
Ceremonial Tree Planting
The President will plant a hemlock on the grounds of Rideau Hall to commemorate his visit to Canada.
Over 140 commemorative trees grace the grounds of Rideau Hall, the official residence of the governor general of Canada. They mark visits by members of the Royal Family, heads of State and other dignitaries.
Rideau Hall grounds
OPEN TO MEDIA
Their Excellencies will host a State dinner in honour of the President's visit to Canada. The Governor General and the President will deliver remarks on this occasion. The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will attend the event.
Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
OPEN TO POOL MEDIA—Official photo at 7 p.m., in the Reception Room, and remarks at the beginning of the State dinner in the Ballroom.
MEDIA ACCREDITATION FOR EVENTS AT THE CITADELLE
To cover events at the Citadelle, media representatives must confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office. Media representatives are asked to arrive at least 40 minutes prior to events taking place. They will be asked to present valid photo ID along with their affiliated media credentials.
MEDIA ACCREDITATION FOR EVENTS AT RIDEAU HALL
To cover events at Rideau Hall, media representatives must be accredited in advance by the Parliamentary Press Gallery and must confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office. Media representatives are asked to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to events taking place. For further accreditation information, please contact
the Press Gallery at 613-992-6517 or email [email protected].
SOURCE Governor General of Canada
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