Ottawa, Canada, May 21, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- At a meeting on Friday last week (17 May, 2012), that was co-sponsored by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), the Embassy of Sweden and the Canadian International Council (CIC), National Capital Branch, members of the Executive Committee of Canadian Eye on Africa presented a Certificate of Recognition to the Swedish Foreign Minister, the Honourable Carl Bildt.
The Award was presented to Minister Bildt in recognition of his outstanding efforts in Africa during his tenure as Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994), and it was a recognition of his contribution to the people and human resources of Africa and his strengthening of the African Diaspora leadership while living in society in Sweden. It was also a recognition of his current and ongoing support and work in the region.
"It gives me great pride to recognize the great contributions of your leadership towards the African Diaspora community’s development and contributions in Sweden and the African continent as well. These prestigious figures have excelled in the sciences, arts, sports and business and have greatly and positively contributed to the development of their African home countries. They are the best representation of the greatness of the African people," said Executive Director of Canadian Eye on Africa, Mr. Nour Kaafi.
The upcoming Canadian Eye on Africa event once again will demonstrate the importance and recognition that his leadership gives to the effort and merits of the African people in Europe. This award, rather than a prize to the Minister's International Leadership and his Swedish diplomatic team, is a demonstration of the commitment to continue working and demonstrating the professionalism of African Diaspora abroad and Sweden in particular.
The Foreign Minister was in Ottawa for meetings with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird. These meetings were followed by his attendance at the aforementioned Speaker Event where the Minister spoke on the subject of "Arctic Challenges and the Future Perspectives of Arctic Cooperation."
The Award was presented to, and warmly received by, Minister Bildt during the reception that followed his presentation.
Source: KBI Empower Group, Ottawa, Canada