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FOR RELEASE
September 14, 2015

Premier welcomes foreign diplomats to Yukon

WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon is hosting representatives from 13 countries during a foreign diplomats’ visit in Whitehorse this week. Premier Darrell Pasloski will host the group – which includes ambassadors, high commissioners and consuls general – at a reception on Tuesday evening.

“This is a time of unprecedented growth in Yukon’s cultural diversity, which is reflected in the number of countries sending representatives to Whitehorse,” Pasloski said. “The meeting this week is an excellent occasion to showcase Yukon to a global audience and facilitate opportunities for Yukoners.”

Visiting diplomats will attend presentations by Yukon government officials and take part in tours of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Yukon College and Whitehorse’s cultural and heritage sites.

The visit is also an opportunity for delegations to provide consular services to their citizens living in Yukon.

Delegates from the following countries are attending: Australia, China, Finland, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Contact:

Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications
867-363-6470
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca

Aisha Montgomery
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-667-5339
aisha.montgomery@gov.yk.ca


News release #15-273