Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has travelled to Münster, Germany, to participate in the G7 foreign ministers meeting taking place from November 3 to 4, 2022.
Minister Joly will meet with her G7 counterparts to discuss continued cooperation in response to Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine and the ongoing threat it poses to international security. G7 ministers will continue to coordinate on efforts to support the Ukrainian people, as well as on how to place further pressure on the Russian regime and hold it accountable for its actions.
G7 ministers will have a focused discussion on challenges in Africa, and opportunities for greater cooperation between the G7 and African partners. Guest ministers from Kenya and Ghana, plus the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union, will also join the meeting.
G7 ministers are expected to discuss other pressing international issues such as the situation in Iran, to show solidarity with the people of Iran, including women and girls. G7 ministers will also discuss international issues in the Indo-Pacific and Central Asia regions.
“I look forward to having important discussions with my G7 colleagues and seeking real solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time. I look forward to the focussed G7 discussion with partners from Africa. It will be a valuable opportunity to increase G7-Africa coordination, particularly following the recent Canada-African Union Commission High Level Dialogue.” – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs