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Cablegate: Canadian Foreign Minister to Attend G-8 Bmena Forum

Published: Fri 23 Oct 2009 02:02 PM
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SUBJECT: CANADIAN FOREIGN MINISTER TO ATTEND G-8 BMENA FORUM
REF: STATE 108570; OTTAWA 803
1. (SBU) Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon has agreed to represent
Canada at the G-8 Broader Middle East and North Africa Forum for
the Future in Marrakech November 2-3. His staff confirmed that he
reversed an earlier decision (ref b) to send Parliamentary
Secretary for Foreign Affairs Deepak Obhrai in recognition of
Secretary Clinton's hopes that the Foreign Minister personally
attend in light of Canada's G-8 presidency.
JACOBSON
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