Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird paid a visit to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Fanar, Istanbul on Saturday. Baird was in the city in order to take part in the fourth meeting of the Contact Group for Libya.
The meeting lasted more than an hour and, according to a Patriarchate announcement, focused on all issues of concern to the Patriarchate and its activities.
It was also attended by Mark Bailey, Canada's ambassador to Ankara.