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SOURCE Citizenship and Immigration Canada
OTTAWA, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, on Sunday concluded a trip to the United Kingdom, where he met with UK government officials to highlight Canada's success in encouraging and embracing peaceful pluralism.
As part of his trip, Minister Uppal also attended the Jalsa Salana 2014 International Convention, the formal annual gathering of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. There, he met with His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih, addressed participants and highlighted Canada's successful experience with multiculturalism, and the important contribution the Ahmadiyya community in Canada has made toward that success.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, Minister Uppal met with Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government, to discuss each country's approach to multiculturalism.
"Canada has seen great success with our world-renowned approach to multiculturalism, and I was proud to share this experience with our international partners in my discussions over the past few days. Our Government is committed to promoting intercultural understanding as well as inclusion and peaceful pluralism – in Canada and abroad."
Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism
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