Minister Joly meets with her UK counterpart in London

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London – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with David Lammy, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom. Minister Joly congratulated Secretary Lammy on his appointment following the United Kingdom’s July 4, 2024, general election. During their meeting, the ministers discussed their shared commitment to national and international security and to global prosperity. …

Oliphant concludes participation in GA of Organization of American States

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Ottawa – Rob Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today concluded his visit to Paraguay, where he led Canada’s delegation to the 54th regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) from June 26 to 28, 2024. During the General Assembly, Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant delivered a statement on behalf of Canada, where …

Minister Joly meets with president-elect of Mexico, Claudia Sheinbaum

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Mexico – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico’s president-elect, and with Juan Ramón de la Fuente, the incoming Secretary of Foreign Affairs, in Mexico City. Minister Joly congratulated president-elect Sheinbaum on her historic electoral victory that will see her become the first woman president of Mexico and congratulated the incoming Secretary on his appointment. During …

Canada imposes more sanctions in response to Hamas’ attacks against Israel

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing additional sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Hamas Terrorist Attacks) Regulations. These sanctions are another clear example of Canada’s commitment to countering Hamas and its acts of terror, as well as its affiliates and financial networks. Today’s sanctions apply to nine individuals and two entities with roles …

Oliphant travels to Paraguay to attend OAS

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Ottawa – Earlier Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Rob Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will travel to Asunción, Paraguay, from June 26 to 29 to participate in the 54th regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS). While in Asunción, Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to supporting …

Canada imposes sanctions against Haitian gang leaders

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing additional sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations to address the escalating gang violence in Haiti, which continues to have devastating effects on the Haitian population. These latest sanctions target three Haitian gang leaders: Luckson Elan, Gabriel Jean-Pierre and Ferdens Tilus. Canada has reason to believe that …

Canada honours, shows solidarity with refugees worldwide

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Ottawa – Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, issued the following statement today: “Today, on World Refugee Day, the global community honours and shows solidarity with millions of refugees, while committing to our ongoing work together to respond to their humanitarian needs and find solutions to …

Canada announces more sanctions against Russian govt for its responsibility in Navalny`s death

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing additional sanctions on 13 individuals under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations. These sanctions are imposed in relation to the February 16, 2024, death of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and Russia’s continued gross and systematic violations of human rights. The individuals targeted are senior officials …

Minister Joly meets with Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Prague – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Jan Lipavský, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, in Prague, to reaffirm Canada and Czechia’s strong partnership and exchange on geopolitical challenges. During the meeting, the Ministers discussed ways to further support Ukraine and counter Russian aggression, including cooperating on reconstruction efforts, preventing the circumvention of sanctions, and …

Minister Joly meets with Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs

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Prague – At a time when the world faces geopolitical and economic uncertainty, Canada and Sweden, two like-minded and trusted partners, are deepening relations to advance shared priorities for the benefit of our people and in the interest of global stability. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Tobias Billström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, in Stockholm to …