Minister Joly travels to France to strengthen ties

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is in Paris, France, where she will meet with Stéphane Séjourné, recently appointed as France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

In Paris, Minister Joly will build on the strong, long-standing relationship between Canada and France to advance cooperation on shared interests and priorities, such as economic growth and resilience, sustainable development and peace and security. The ministers will share their perspectives on Russia’s war against Ukraine, as well as the two countries’ continued support for Ukraine and efforts being made to address the conflict in the Middle East and the situation in Haiti.

While in Paris, Minister Joly will also meet with Jean-Yves Le Drian, French President Emmanuel Macron’s special envoy to Lebanon, to discuss the impacts of the Israel-Hamas conflict on Lebanon and on regional security.

“I look forward to meeting with my counterpart in Paris to exchange on our approaches to major geopolitical questions and to build on the strong friendship between Canada and France. ” – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs