The visit was part of a wider tour of African countries that included Senegal, Rwanda and Cape Verde. It was an opportunity for the Governor General to pay tribute to Canadian women and men working for NGOs in the region.
“The bonds of friendship which nourish the relations between Canada and the DRC depend largely on the dedicated role played by men and women like you,” said Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean at a reception hosted by the Canadian Ambassador, where she presented medals to people who have made significant contributions to Canada-Congo relations. The Ismaili recipients were all Canadian wardens — volunteers who facilitate communications between the Canadian Embassy and resident Canadians in the event of a local crisis such as internal disorder or natural disaster.
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