Day 1 in Burkina Faso

The Canadian delegation accompanying the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette, was warmly welcomed at the airport last night by Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso, Mr. Edmond D. Wega, Ambassador for Canada in Burkina Faso, and other representatives.

This morning, we took part in an official welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Ouagadougou, marking the first visit of a Canadian Governor General in Burkina Faso. We also participated in the commemoration of the victims who lost their lives, including six Canadians, due to the horrible terrorist attack in January 2016.