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Canada speaks with Belizean counterparts on economic development and investment

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Ottawa – Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, met with 2 Cabinet ministers of the Government of Belize: Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, and Immigration; and Christopher Coye, Minister of State, Finance, Economic Development and Investment. At the virtual meeting, Minister Ng highlighted Canada’s long-standing partnership with Belize and reiterated …

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Canada congratulates Ukraine on 31st anniversary of independence

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, and Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement: “Today, Canada joins people in Ukraine and Ukrainian communities around the world in marking the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. “While we celebrate …

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Minister Joly speaks with Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Minister

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Foreign Affairs Minister of Pakistan. This call marked the first interaction between ministers. Minister Joly congratulated her counterpart on his appointment in April as Foreign Minister. The long-standing friendship between both countries is underpinned by strong and enduring people-to-people ties. The ministers noted that this year is …

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Canada puts in place temporary handgun import ban

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Toronto – Canadians deserve to feel safe in their communities. That is why the Government of Canada has a comprehensive plan that gets firearms off our streets and more resources into our communities. A central part of this is the recently introduced Bill C-21. The bill addresses the alarming role of guns in gender based violence, gets tough on organized …

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Canada, German discuss global food crisis, security threats

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Montréal – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Annalena Baerbock, Germany’s Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, in Montréal, Quebec. Together, the ministers discussed the importance of the transatlantic relationship as it relates to growing geopolitical instability and key threats to global , including Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, as well as the situations in Iran, Syria, …

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Minister Joly announces additional sanctions on Russian military officials 

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing further sanctions in relation to Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine. Despite calls from the international community to cease its egregious actions, the Russian regime continues to wage its senseless war. As such, to increase pressure on the Russian war machine, Canada is imposing new …

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Canada welcoles de facto blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports 

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement: “Canada welcomes today’s agreement among Russia, Ukraine and Türkiye on lifting the de facto blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports in order to resume the export of grain to the world. “We are grateful to the UN and, in particular, to Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General; Martin Griffiths, UN …

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Welcoming renewal of Syrian cross-border mechanism

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, today issued the following statement: “Canada welcomes the UN Security Council’s authorization for the use of the Bab al-Hawa border crossing in northwest Syria for six months. The Syrian cross-border mechanism is a …

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Parliamentary Secretary Sidhu travels to Guatemala, Honduras

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will travel to Guatemala and Honduras from July 11 to 16, 2022. During his visit, Parliamentary Secretary Sidhu will engage with human rights defenders, civil society representatives, business leaders and government officials, including the foreign ministers of Guatemala and Honduras, …

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Minister Joly announces additional sanctions against Russian propaganda agents

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Bali, Indonesia – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced additional sanctions in relation to Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, while attending the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Minister Joly reaffirmed Canada’s unwavering commitment to support Ukraine, a friend and ally, as it fights for freedom. Canada will not stand by as President Vladimir Putin wages …