They will discuss bilateral, regional and security issues and



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UPDATED: The planned visit of the canada goose uk shop Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Russia, Croatia and Finland has been postponed due to the volcanic ash emanating from Iceland. New dates for these visits have not yet been determined. Minister Cannon’s participation in the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Talinn, Estonia, has also been cancelled.

The Honourable Canada Goose Outlet Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that he will travel to Moscow, Zagreb and Helsinki canada goose outlet toronto factory cheap canada goose from April 18 to 21, 2010, and attend the canada goose outlet parka NATO foreign ministers meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, on April 22 and 23.

“During my visits to Russia, Croatia and Finland, I look forward to discussing a range of bilateral engagements and international security issues, as well as canada goose outlet store uk Canadian priorities for the G8 and G20 summits,” said Minister Cannon.

In Russia, Minister Cannon will highlight the importance Canada attaches to its relationship to that country, as well as our commitment to collaborating to address international security canada goose coats on sale issues through the Canada Goose Online G8. He will also build upon the momentum of high level visits that have taken place over the past year.

In Croatia, Minister Cannon will meet with President Ivo Josipovic, and with Foreign canada goose outlet shop Affairs Minister Gordan Jandrokovi. They will discuss bilateral, regional and security issues and build on the already deep people to people ties between the two countries, which are reflected in Canada’s 150,000 strong Croatian community.

While in Helsinki, Minister Cannon will meet canada goose outlet online with President Tarja Halonen and Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen to discuss bilateral, regional and international issues. The Minister canada goose store will also visit a biofuels canadian goose jacket research facility and an icebreaking technology centre.

“I plan to meet with Alexander Stubb, Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister, and Artur Chilingarov, Russia’s Presidential Representative for International Cooperation in the canada goose outlet black friday Arctic and the Antarctic, to discuss Arctic and northern issues,” said Minister canada goose outlet store Cannon.

Following the visits and high level meetings in Moscow, Zagreb and Helsinki, Minister Cannon will attend the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Tallinn.

“With the strategic concept review process official canada goose outlet currently underway, this year presents an excellent opportunity for allies to discuss how NATO can transform itself in order to ensure that it is equipped to manage the security challenges of today and tomorrow,” said Minister Cannon. “I look forward to discussions on issues of importance to Canada, including NATO’s peacebuilding and stabilization efforts in Afghanistan.”

The NATO foreign ministers meeting will include canada goose outlet new york city meetings of the North Atlantic Council, as well as a meeting canada goose factory sale with ministers of non NATO countries contributing to the canada goose outlet online uk International Security Assistance goose outlet canada Force in Afghanistan.

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