Minister Bibeau will travel to Washington to highlight Canadian leadership in international development 

News release

May 21, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will be in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2018.

During her visit, Minister Bibeau will meet with members of Congress, officials of the U.S. Administration, participants at CARE’s 2018 National Conference, as well as with development experts and other key stakeholders. The Minister will deliver remarks at the Center for Global Development that will focus on Canada’s objectives for the upcoming G7 Development ministerial meeting in Whistler, B.C.

Quotes

“These engagements will allow Canada to strengthen its important partnership with CARE and advance work with the United States on tackling hunger and poverty, while also enabling Canada to share our ambition to use the G7 meetings to further empower women and girls to be agents of change in their societies.”

- Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie

Quick facts

  • CARE is a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty and promoting equal rights and opportunities for all.

  • CARE’s National Conference brings together citizen advocates, diplomatic officials, and business leaders to meet with members of Congress and officials of the U.S. Administration.

  • The Center for Global Development works to improve the lives of the global poor through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world’s top decision-makers.

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Justine Lesage
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie
343-203-5977
justine.lesage@international.gc.ca

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