Itinerary for Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister during G7 in Toronto

Media advisory

April 21, 2018 - The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will co-host a meeting of G7 Foreign and Security Ministers on Building a More Peaceful and Secure World. The G7 Foreign Ministers will meet on April 22 and 23, 2018, followed by the G7 Security Ministers meeting on April 23 and 24. The meeting will also include a joint session on April 23 with both Foreign and Security Ministers.

Schedule of events for April 22:

Event: Foreign Ministers’ brunch hosted by Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland
Location: Minister Freeland’s private residence
Time: 9:15 a.m. ET
Notes for media: Closed to media. Host photographer only.
Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, will be in attendance

Event: G7 Outreach Session
Welcome and Blessing offered by Indigenous elder
Discussion with Women Foreign Ministers
Time: 11:15 a.m. ET
Location: University of Toronto
Notes for media: Opening remarks open to media pool only. Live Videocast streaming information for media available here: http://www.international.gc.ca/gac-amc/news-nouvelles/g7_fmm_livestream-g7_rmae_diffusion_video.aspx?lang=eng
Pooled media should arrive no later than 10:45 a.m. and will be asked to present their media accreditation badges.
Attendees:
María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Colombia
Kamina Johnson Smith, Senator and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica
Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ghana
Marija Pejčinović Burić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia
Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Panama
Sandra Erica Jovel Polanco, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guatemala
María Fernanda Espinosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ecuador
Yoko Hayashi, Current member and former chair, UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
Christine Whitecross, Canadian Armed Forces Lieutenant-General, commandant of the NATO Defense College in Rome

Event: Foreign Ministers’ Working Lunch
Key topics: Russia, Ukraine
Time: 1:15 p.m. ET
Notes for media: Closed to media.

Event: Foreign Ministers’ Working Session
Key topics: Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran and region, Israeli-Palestinian conflict)
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: University of Toronto
Notes for media: Opening remarks open to media pool only. Live Videocast streaming information for media available here: http://www.international.gc.ca/gac-amc/news-nouvelles/g7_fmm_livestream-g7_rmae_diffusion_video.aspx?lang=eng
Pooled media should arrive no later than 2 p.m. and will be asked to present their media accreditation badges.

Event: Foreign Ministers’ Working Session
Key topics: North Korea, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Myanmar, Venezuela
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Notes for media: Closed to media.

Event: G7 Foreign Ministers will arrive at the Royal Ontario Museum and then participate in an official family photo. At the ROM, Ministers will tour an Indigenous exhibition and view a performance by students from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario
Notes for media: Arrivals and family photo open to media. Live stream feeds available here: http://www.international.gc.ca/gac-amc/news-nouvelles/g7_fmm_livestream-g7_rmae_diffusion_video.aspx?lang=eng
Media must arrive no later than 6 p.m. and will be asked to present their media accreditation badges.

Event: Foreign Ministers’ Official Working Dinner
Key topics: China, Maritime Security
Time: 7:45 p.m. ET
Notes for media: Closed to media.

End of day’s program

Schedule of events for April 23:

Event: Foreign Ministers’ Working Session
Key topics: Africa (North Africa and the Mediterranean, Sub-Saharan Africa), Human Mobility
Time: 8:30 a.m. ET
Notes for media: Closed to media.

Event: Foreign Ministers’ Working Session
Key topics: Conflict Prevention and Support for UN Peace Efforts and Reforms, Cyber, Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism
Time: 10:15 a.m. ET
Notes for media: Closed to media.

Event: Press Conference by the G7 host, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland
Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
Location: Convocation Hall, University of Toronto 

Notes for media: Open to media. Live Videocast streaming information for media available here: http://www.international.gc.ca/gac-amc/news-nouvelles/g7_fmm_livestream-g7_rmae_diffusion_video.aspx?lang=eng
Media should arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. and will be asked to present their media accreditation badges.

Foreign Ministers’ and Security Ministers’ Joint Program

Event: Foreign Ministers’ and Security Ministers’ Joint Working Lunch
Key topics: Reinforcing Democracy (against foreign interference), Russia, Managing Extremist Travellers (returning foreign terrorist fighters)
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Notes for media: Closed to media.

Event: Joint Family Photo – Foreign and Security Ministers;
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Main Lobby, InterContinental Hotel
Notes for media: Open to media. Live Videocast streaming information for media available here: http://www.international.gc.ca/gac-amc/news-nouvelles/g7_fmm_livestream-g7_rmae_diffusion_video.aspx?lang=eng
Media should arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. and will be asked to present their media accreditation badges.

Event: Joint media availability with the G7 hosts, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland and Public Safety Minister, Ralph Goodale
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Constitution Hall 107, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Notes for media: Open to media. Live Videocast streaming information for media available here: http://www.international.gc.ca/gac-amc/news-nouvelles/g7_fmm_livestream-g7_rmae_diffusion_video.aspx?lang=eng
Media should arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. and will be asked to present their media accreditation badges.

End of official program for Foreign Ministers

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