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  1. Today in Jordan, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced $95 million in new development assistance funding for 7 projects in the country.
  2. This week, Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, joined the Hon. Musalia Mudavadi, E.G.H. Prime Cabinet Secretary of the Republic of Kenya & Cabinet Secretary for Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, at the 2nd Canada-Africa Business Conference, held on February 19 and 20, 2024, in Nairobi, Kenya
  3. Minister Joly to travel to Brazil for bilateral visit and G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
  4. The United States, the United Kingdom and Canada remain deeply concerned about foreign information manipulation and other actions designed to undermine our democracies and human rights globally.
  5. Canada remains deeply committed to putting an end to the use of people as bargaining chips in diplomatic relations.
  6. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs; the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development; and the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement
  7. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced today an investment of $28.15 million in development programming for the Philippines, emphasizing support for climate adaptation, for resilience against natural disasters, and for improved health care services.
  8. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, yesterday spoke with Cho Tae-yul, the Republic of Korea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and congratulated him on his recent appointment as minister.
  9. February 8, 2024 - The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, will hold a press conference to announce funding for a Philippines-Canada partnership on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for climate adaptation, for gender responsive healthcare and for disaster risk and resilience in the Philippines. Minister Hussen will be accompanied by the Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business and Dr. Tanjina Mirza, Plan International Canada's Chief Program Officer.
  10. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, today issued the following statement regarding the United States International Trade Commission’s (USITC’s) determination on tin mill steel imports from Canada:“Today, the USITC determined that imports of Canadian tin mill steel products did not cause or threaten to cause injury to domestic U.S. producers.
  11. The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) gives young people in Canada the opportunity to gain international experience, skills and knowledge, which help to prepare them for the future. Six IYIP internship projects, part of the program’s 2023 to 2029 iteration, were announced by the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, on February 6, 2024.
  12. Today in Victoria, during a cross-country tour to highlight International Development Week, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced $24.5 million in funding for the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP).
  13. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing new sanctions under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA). The sanctions apply to 11 individuals that hold senior positions within Hamas or its affiliates and were integral to the planning, funding and execution of the October 7 terrorist attacks against Israel.
  14. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, will hold a press conference to announce funding for new International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) opportunities for young Canadians over the next five years. Minister Hussen will be accompanied by representatives from the YMCA for the Greater Toronto area.
  15. “This week, we celebrate the people and organizations advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Guided by their compassion and belief in a better world, they are catalyzing positive change at home and abroad.
  16. Canada and the United States have one of the closest and most important trade relationships in the world, built on long-standing shared values and deeply integrated supply chains that create opportunities for businesses and workers on both sides of the border.
  17. We, the representatives of states and international organizations, including those who gathered in Kyiv on December 8, 2023, express deep concern over the fate of children who have been illegally deported by the Russian Federation from Ukraine or forcibly transferred within the territories of Ukraine temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation.
  18. With Russia’s full-scale illegal invasion of Ukraine nearing the end of its second year, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she is visiting Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 2-3, 2024. This will be her fourth trip to Ukraine since the beginning of 2022.
  19. "Canada is extremely disappointed that the U.S. Department of Commerce has signalled its intention to significantly increase its duties on softwood lumber from Canada from 8.05% to an estimated 13.86%. This measure is entirely unwarranted.
  20. The following is the text of a joint statement by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union, and the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, marking three years since the military coup in Myanmar:“Three years ago, on 1 February 2021, the Myanmar military overthrew the democratically elected government, undoing a decade of progress.
  21. Canada wholeheartedly recognizes that Palestinian civilians’ need for humanitarian assistance is growing by the hour. The scale of the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip continues to require our urgent attention and immediate response. We must ensure that Palestinian civilians who need life-saving assistance receive it quickly.
  22. Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement: “On January 26, 2024, Government of Canada officials met with their Ukrainian counterparts for negotiations regarding Canada-Ukraine bilateral long-term security commitments.
  23. As Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine nears the end of its second year, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will be travelling to the Republic of Moldova and Poland from January 29 to February 1, 2024, where she will meet with her counterparts and senior government officials to discuss shared priorities...
  24. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs today issued the following statement: “Today, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered its response to South Africa’s request for provisional measures in their case against Israel.
  25. “Fuelled by fear and hatred, the Holocaust was one of the darkest times in human history. Those feelings found expression in antisemitism, racism and many other forms of intolerance and bigotry, and they led directly to the systematic genocide of 6 million Jewish people, as well as of 500,000 Roma and Sinti people. Many LGBTQI+ persons, persons with disabilities and political dissidents were also persecuted and killed by the Nazis and their collaborators in horrific crimes against humanity.
  26. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, held her first bilateral discussion with Israel Katz, who was recently appointed as Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  27. The governments of Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Romania, the United Kingdom and the United States issued the following statement:
  28. During these interactions, her focus was on showcasing opportunities for Canada in the Indo-Pacific through Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS), including through the upcoming Team Canada Trade Missions to Malaysia and Vietnam, and to South Korea. Additionally, she emphasized Canada’s ongoing commitment to its trade relationship with Ukraine...
  29. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development will be in Edmonton, AB, to meet with Business and Ukrainian communities in a series of events to be held on January 17.
  30. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, during her visit in Montréal, Quebec. Minister Joly extended Canada’s sympathies to Minister Kamikawa following the recent earthquake in Japan and reiterated Canada’s offer of support.
  31. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs today issued the following statement: “Canada was a founding voice and remains a strong proponent of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) independence and its critical role in the peaceful settlements of disputes between countries. The ICJ is also a key participant in upholding the international rules-based order.
  32. Canadian Armed Forces personnel deployed with US Central Command supported the precisely targeted strikes undertaken yesterday by the armed forces of the United States and United Kingdom, as did Australia, Bahrain and the Netherlands, against Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.
  33. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi.
  34. In response to continued illegal, dangerous, and destabilizing Houthi attacks against vessels, including commercial shipping, transiting the Red Sea, the armed forces of the United States and United Kingdom, with support from the Netherlands, Canada, Bahrain, and Australia, conducted joint strikes in accordance with the inherent right of individual and collective self-defense, consistent with the UN Charter, against a number of targets in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.
  35. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the results of the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo:
  36. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will welcome Yoko Kamikawa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, to Montréal, Québec, from January 12 to 13, 2024.
  37. The following is a statement from the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of (at time of publication) Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the High Representative of the European Union, and the Secretary of State of the United States of America.
  38. “Canada commends and supports the democratic aspirations of Bangladeshi citizens and condemns the acts of intimidation and violence that took place ahead and during the elections. We extend our sympathy to all of those who have been affected by the violence that has occurred.
  39. Today marks 4 years since the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 (Flight PS752), and Canada continues to honour the victims and stand in solidarity with their families and loved ones.
  40. The International Coordination and Response Group for the victims of Flight PS752 today issued the following joint statement: “We, ministers representing Canada, Sweden, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, have taken another step on the road to transparency, justice and accountability for Iran’s unlawful downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, which killed 176 people, including nationals and residents of our countries.
  41. The Convention on International Civil Aviation is also known as the Chicago Convention. There are 193 contracting States to the Convention, including Canada, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Iran.
  42. “Canada is disappointed with this determination. The Canadian steel industry is a reliable partner of U.S. customers and plays a crucial role in the North American supply, manufacturing and delivery systems..."
  43. “Recognizing the broad consensus as expressed by 44 countries around the world on December 19, 2023, as well as the statement by the UN Security Council on December 1, 2023, condemning Houthi attacks against commercial vessels transiting the Red Sea, and in light of ongoing attacks, including a significant escalation over the past week targeting commercial vessels with missiles, small boats, and attempted hijackings,
  44. The Government of Canada is investing in green and modern work facilities to support the efficient delivery of tax services to Canadians, while ensuring the long-term sustainable presence of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in the area of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
  45. Yesterday, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, concluded a 3-day trip across Canada to exchange views with the international development sector and to meet with Canadian community groups, private sector companies and philanthropic organizations. The purpose of the trip was to strengthen partnerships with a diversity of Canadian stakeholders in Vancouver, British Columbia; Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario; and Windsor, Ontario, on the goals and impact of Canada’s international development assistance.
  46. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced $26.4 million in Canadian funding for development programming during his domestic travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario and Windsor, Ontario. Details of the project funding follow.
  47. As endorsed by the foreign ministries of Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States on December 20, 2023, the Tallinn Mechanism was officially formalized.
  48. “We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the High Representative of the European Union, condemn in the strongest terms North Korea’s December 18 (local time) launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), following four previous ICBM launches this year as well as other launches using ballistic missile technology.
  49. December 19, 2023 - The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, will hold a press conference to announce development funding for Training and Workplace Advancement Solutions for Opportunities in the Labour Force (TAWASOL) in Iraq.
  50. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, will hold a press conference to announce development funding to support a new project called Opportunities for Circular and Inclusive Diversification in Agriculture in Honduras.