News Release Archive

People's Republic of China Premier Li Peng will visit Canada Oct.
12-14 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of bilateral relations. 
Prior to meetings with Prime Minister Jean Chretien in Ottawa and
Montreal, the premier will make a brief visit to Halifax for a
private program.

There will be a photo opportunity for his arrival at the Halifax
International Airport on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:10 p.m.

Among those welcoming His Excellency, Mrs. Zhu Lin and members of
his delegation will be Premier John Savage and Mrs. Savage,
federal Public Works Minister David Dingwall, Canadian Ambassador
of People's Republic of China Zhang Yijun and provincial and
federal chiefs of protocol.

A bus will leave the Hollis Street entrance of Province House at
approximately 5:45 p.m. to cover the arrival. Only those media
who travel on the bus will be admitted on the tarmac.

Media are asked to contact Sandy Phillips, 902-424-2983 by noon,
Thursday, Oct. 12 for a security pass.


Contact: Sandy Phillips

trp                      Oct. 11,1995