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  1. The federal government recently delivered Budget 2024: Fairness for Every Generation
  2. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development will will make an announcement in Winnipeg to highlight the federal budget’s investments to support small businesses...
  3. François Lafrenière (BA [Economics], Laval University, 1986) worked for a Montréal-based international development organization from 1990 to 2005—including as Asia regional director for 5 years—and lived and worked in several Asian countries, including Cambodia, India, Nepal and Vietnam.
  4. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointment: François Lafrenière
  5. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya during her visit to Ottawa.
  6. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she is travelling to Italy and the Holy See and will be in Rome on April 16 and in Capri from April 17 to 19.
  7. Canada is deeply concerned by the dire humanitarian situation in Sudan, which was exacerbated by the outbreak of conflict in April 2023 and has displaced more than 6.5 million people within the country and has forced another 1.8 million to flee to neighbouring countries.
  8. Effective immediately, Canada is imposing sanctions on 21 individuals who are involved or complicit in ongoing human rights violations in Belarus since the fraudulent presidential election of 2020.
  9. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing sanctions on 21 individuals under the Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations. These sanctions are in response to the ongoing human rights violations in Belarus since the fraudulent presidential election of 2020.
  10. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Canada is introducing new sanctions measures under the Special Economic Measures Act in response to this ongoing conflict.
  11. Canada is imposing sanctions on Sudanese entities and individuals in response to their role in directly or indirectly undermining peace, security, and stability in Sudan and for their links to the main parties to the ongoing conflict, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
  12. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will welcome Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya to Ottawa from April 14 to 15, 2024. While in Ottawa, Mrs. Tsikhanouskaya will meet with government officials and engage with members of the Belarusian diaspora.
  13. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, accompanied by members of Canada’s Sudanese community, announced today in Toronto, Ontario, that Canada is providing $132.2 million in international assistance funding, including $100.7 million in humanitarian assistance funding and $31.5 million in development assistance funding, to address urgent needs in Sudan and its neighbouring countries: the Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia and South Sudan.
  14. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that the Honourable Robert Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will travel to Pristina, Kosovo, from April 14 to 17, 2024.
  15. “Canadian officials have reviewed in detail the footage of the unauthorized entry by Ecuadorian authorities into the Embassy of Mexico in Quito on April 5 that was a clear violation of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations..."
  16. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, today met with members of the Congolese-Canadian community in Ottawa, where he announced funding for projects in Benin and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This funding will advance gender equality, improve access to health supports for women and girls, address sexual and gender-based violence and bring forth more inclusive governance. The announcement comes following his recent trip to both countries, where he saw first-hand how Canada’s international development efforts are supporting local communities.
  17. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met today for the first time with H.E. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security.
  18. Yesterday, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, concluded his trip to Benin, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. During his trip, he reaffirmed Canada’s engagement in Africa, particularly in support of empowering women and girls, increasing green economic growth and ensuring a more prosperous world for all.
  19. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs issued the following statement regarding Canada's assisted departures from Haiti: “The safety of Canadians, at home and abroad, is our top priority.
  20. The ministers exchanged views on the initiatives recently put forward by the two countries to strengthen support for Ukraine, which continues to defend itself against Russia's full-scale invasion, as well as on the possibilities for strengthening coordinated military support for Ukrainians.
  21. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will be travelling to Brussels, Belgium, to attend the NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting from April 3 to 4.
  22. As the security situation in Haiti remains extremely volatile, and the Port-au-Prince airport remains closed, the Government of Canada continues to take action to protect the safety and security of Canadians in Haiti.
  23. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will be travelling to Paris, France, on April 2, 2024, where she will meet with Stéphane Séjourné, recently appointed as France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
  24. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, concluded a tour in Atlantic Canada with several engagements focused on the Canadian international development sector.
  25. “Gender equality is a fundamental human right. The facts are also clear: it is a foundation of a more peaceful world. Where gender equality is lacking, states are almost twice as likely to be unstable and more than three times as likely to have a government that is autocratic and corrupt."
  26. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, has concluded her visit to Malaysia, the first stop of the Team Canada Trade Mission to Malaysia and Vietnam. One of the key initiatives under Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, the mission opened doors to key markets for a diverse group of Canadian exporters and trailblazers.
  27. March 25, 2024 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs CanadaThe Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:
  28. March 25, 2024 - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs will speak to journalists this afternoon about the situation in Haiti.
  29. During a tour in Atlantic Canada to highlight the importance of Canada’s international assistance, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, today reaffirmed Canada’s commitment of $24.5 million in funding for the International Y
  30. As part of Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, will lead a Team Canada Trade Mission to Malaysia and Vietnam, from March 24 to 29.
  31. Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement on Hong Kong’s rapid passage of the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance and expressing deep concern regarding the impact the new law could have on human rights in Hong Kong:
  32. Access to some streets in Montréal's Ville-Marie borough will be restricted during the state funeral in memory of the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney
  33. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met yesterday with His Excellency Fuad Hussein, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq, during his visit to Canada. The ministers met to discuss the shared interests of their two countries, including the promotion of inclusive security, stability and prosperity in Iraq and in the Middle East.
  34. Today is a day to celebrate the French language, the diverse and rich cultures of the francophone world, and the spirit of solidarity that animates La Francophonie. Canada is proud to be a pioneering member of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) and is working with its global partners to promote French language and advance democracy, human rights and gender equality.
  35. Mr. Speaker, I welcome debate during this pivotal moment for the region and the world.I rise having just returned from visiting the Middle East, where I met with my counterparts from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
  36. Canada and Iraq’s friendly ties and good bilateral relationship are supported by shared interests and a commitment to advance security, stability and prosperity in Iraq and the region. Since 2016, Canada has supported development assistance in Iraq to strengthen good governance, advance gender equality, address climate change and promote the economic empowerment of women and girls.
  37. Launched in Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 2, 2024, the coalition is a joint initiative by Ukraine and Canada to coordinate efforts and cooperation between Canada, Ukraine and partner states to address the unlawful deportation and forced transfer of Ukrainian children by Russia. As of today, 33 countries have become active members of the coalition and will combine their efforts to reunite Ukrainian children with their families and ensure their safe reintegration into families and communities...
  38. Minister Hussen began his trip in Madagascar, where he met with participants in Generation Unlimited, a UNICEF initiative supported by Canada aimed at building green skills for youth employment while creating mentorship and internships...
  39. The International Coalition for the Return of Ukrainian Children is a joint initiative by Ukraine and Canada to coordinate collective efforts and cooperation between Canada, Ukraine and partner states to address the unlawful deportation and forced transfer of Ukrainian children by Russia. Thirty-three countries have now become active members of the coalition. They will combine their efforts to reunite Ukrainian children with their families and ensure their safe reintegration into families and communities...
  40. “Canada is deeply concerned by the flawed electoral process that concluded in Russia on March 17, 2024. Russia has violated international commitments on the conduct of elections that it had previously accepted, including those in the 1990 Copenhagen Document. Canada condemns the conduct of voting in occupied territories of Ukraine, which is a blatant breach of international law..."
  41. The ministers will meet to discuss ways to enhance the growing Canada-Iraq relationship, including through diplomatic engagement and cooperation bilaterally and multilaterally, and expansion of bilateral trade...
  42. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with the Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, and with the Palestinian Authority Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riad Malki, while visiting the West Bank.
  43. March 14, 2024 - Officials from Global Affairs Canada will offer a technical briefing on the situation in Haiti.
  44. “Global Affairs Canada continually assesses the security of its personnel and property abroad through a rigorous risk assessment analysis. Due to the volatility of the security situation, the lack of reliable supplies and the need to support an effective presence in a volatile situation, Canada is temporarily drawing down to essential personnel at its embassy in Haiti. Relocated personnel will continue to fulfill their duties from a third country. In similar situations, temporary drawdowns of missions are not uncommon..."
  45. During the meeting, Minister Ng spoke about Team Canada engagement to promote economic ties between Canada and the United States and two-way benefits both countries share. She highlighted the essential role that provinces and territories have as part of Team Canada and working together to promote Canada’s interests for our businesses and workers.
  46. During his trip, Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant will meet with government officials and representatives of the African Union Commission. He will reiterate Canada’s commitment to deepening relations and to work in partnership towards shared priorities. He will also engage with civil society organizations, international organizations and community members to exchange ideas and discuss challenges and opportunities to strengthen Canada-Africa relations.
  47. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced today that the Honourable Robert Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will travel to London, United Kingdom from March 11 to 13, 2024, for Commonwealth Week.
  48. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement to mark Commonwealth Day:
  49. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met today with Israel Katz, Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  50. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met yesterday with His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates. Minister Joly and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed discussed a number of priorities and reaffirmed their commitment to work together on international issues, including global and regional security. The two Ministers exchanged views on a range of international and regional security challenges, including the crisis in Gaza.