Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Robert Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be in Argentina from September 6-8.
Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant will meet with Argentina’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Santiago Cafiero, in Buenos Aires to discuss shared priorities and issues of mutual interest, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the respect and promotion of human rights, gender equality and 2SLGBTQI+ rights.
On the second day of his trip, Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant will lead a Canadian delegation to the Equal Rights Coalition international conference. As a founding member of the Equal Rights Coalition, Canada remains strongly committed to advancing 2SLGBTQI+ rights around the world.
During his trip, Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant will also meet with the Argentine-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, 2SLGBTQI+ representatives and the
“Canada and Argentina share a strong and meaningful relationship that dates back more than a century. We also share important priorities such as the respect and promotion of human rights, gender equality and 2SLGBTQI+ rights at home and abroad. We will continue to build on our relationship and protect the human rights of all our citizens.” – Robert Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs