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  1. Everyone has the right to feel safe in being their true self and expressing their gender and sexuality freely. The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia gives us an opportunity to reaffirm the equality of LGBTQ2I persons and also strengthen alliances and partnerships.
  2. The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, will travel to Berlin, Germany, to attend the G7 Development Ministers’ Meeting from May 18 to 19, 2022.
  3. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today concluded a productive trip to Germany where she participated in multilateral and bilateral discussions at the G7 and NATO foreign ministers’ meetings.
  4. The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the Commission (HR/VP), Josep Borrell, and Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly, met today in Brussels for the Third Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) under the EU–Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). Recalling the EU-Canada Summit Joint Statement of June 2021, the Joint Ministerial Committee reviewed and charted the way ahead in the EU–Canada relationship, which represents a force for stability and prosperity in the transatlantic area and beyond.
  5. Update - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will hold a media call back to conclude her participation in the G7 and NATO foreign ministers’ meetings and the Member States of the European Union meeting, that took place from May 12-16, 2022.
  6. Joint statement with: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, United States
  7. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, will announce the laureate of the Block 2 architectural design competition, as well as the second- and third-place finalists. She will be accompanied by John Ralston Saul, Honorary Advisor to the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, along with representatives from the federal government. A question period will follow the announcement.
  8. We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, express our strongest opposition and deplore the increasing restrictions imposed on the rights and freedoms of women and girls in Afghanistan by the Taliban.
  9. On May 11, 2022, Global Affairs Canada announced $46.5 million in funding for 15 projects in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. These projects, funded through the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program and the Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program, are aligned with the civilian lines of effort of the Global Coalition against Daesh.
  10. The Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS reconvened in Marrakesh, Morocco, at the invitation of Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken.
  11. Canada is saddened to learn of the death of Leonid Kravchuk, who led Ukraine to independence and served as its first democratically elected president, from 1991 to 1994.
  12. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will be travelling to Germany to participate in the G7 and NATO foreign ministers’ meetings, taking place from May 12 to 15.
  13. “Canada strongly condemns the violent attacks against those protesting peacefully in Sri Lanka, and calls on authorities to investigate and hold those instigating or perpetrating violence to account.
  14. The Syrian crisis continues to affect millions of people in Syria and neighbouring countries. Canada thanks Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, as well as Egypt and Turkey, for their generous support in hosting so many Syrian refugees. Canada is committed to continuing its work with the international community and Syrians to put an end to this crisis through a sustainable political solution.
  15. Canada will provide $169.15 million in funding for humanitarian assistance to Syria and the region in 2022. Working through partners, including UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Canada ensures that the specific needs and priorities of vulnerable and marginalized individuals and groups are addressed. In line with its commitment to the Grand Bargain for humanitarian assistance, Canada continues to provide multi-year and flexible funding, including regional funding, to trusted partners to ensure that partners can continue to meet needs as the situation evolves.
  16. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, today issued the following statement:
  17. Canada continues to promote the place of the French language in the digital space to provide Francophones and Francophiles around the world with the opportunity to access online content in French that reflects Francophone diversity.
  18. The G7 Foreign Ministers today issued a joint statement on the selection process of the Chief Executive in Hong Kong
  19. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that the Honourable Robert Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will visit Egypt and Morocco from May 8 to 12, 2022.
  20. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will travel to Costa Rica to represent Canada at the inauguration of president-elect Rodrigo Chaves on May 8, 2022.
  21. Canada and Sweden share a close relationship with extensive cooperation based on shared values and priorities. As two likeminded countries, we affirm our strong commitment to democratic principles and will work closely together to stand up for the rules-based world order and multilateralism, support the rule of law, safeguard democracy, protect and promote human rights, and advance gender equality.
  22. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will hold an armchair discussion with her Swedish counterpart, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Anne Linde, entitled “Sweden and Canada: perspectives on a feminist approach to global challenges” followed by a joint media availability.
  23. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will host the visit of Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ann Linde, from May 4 to 6, 2022. This will be Minister Linde’s first official trip to Canada.
  24. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing new sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations in response to President Putin’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine.
  25. Canada is extremely concerned by the drought in the Horn of Africa and its impact on vulnerable populations already struggling as a result of poverty, insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic. Severe drought conditions in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia could result in over 20 million people across the region needing emergency food assistance in 2022, which would be a 70% increase when compared to the severe drought in 2016 and 2017.
  26. Canada has announced that it is providing over $63.75 million in new funding for humanitarian assistance to help address the life-saving needs of crisis-affected people in the Horn of Africa. This funding will bring Canada’s total humanitarian assistance for the region to $84.45 million to date in 2022.
  27. The Government of Canada invests more than $1.2 million in three projects to support business growth on the Avalon Peninsula.
  28. The global community is dealing with multiple crises at once: the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, drastic changes in climate and more and more extreme weather events, increasing conflict and violence, and financial pressures—including global food prices that have increased 30% since January.
  29. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Multilateralism and diplomacy are essential to peace in our world. Over decades, Canada and its global partners have painstakingly built a global security system based on just a few key principles: the territorial integrity and sovereignty of states, the peaceful resolution of disputes and the protection of human rights. Diplomacy is the glue that holds this remarkable system together.
  30. In a world where a global pandemic has reversed decades of hard-won development gains, country-led partnerships, like the Global Financing Facility (GFF), are more important than ever to ensure that all women, adolescents and children not only survive this pandemic, but thrive throughout the recovery phase and beyond.
  31. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing new sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations in response to the Russian regime’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine.
  32. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that her Parliamentary Secretary, Maninder Sidhu, will represent Canada at the Ministerial Conference on Migration in Panama on April 19 and 20, 2022.
  33. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced today that the Honourable Robert Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be in Senegal and Nigeria from April 19 to April 22.
  34. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada will make targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build a Canada where nobody is left behind.
  35. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with Michael Tene, Deputy Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for ASEAN Political-Security Community, and with the ASEAN Committee of Permanent Representatives (ASEAN CPR) to reaffirm the valuable cooperation and growing partnership between Canada and ASEAN.
  36. Minister Joly meets with Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister and with President of Indonesia
  37. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing new sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations in response to the Russian regime’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine.
  38. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will be travelling to Indonesia and Vietnam from April 9 to 14.
  39. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, concluded a productive trip to Finland, Germany and Belgium, during which she met with multiple partners and NATO Allies to advance shared priorities and to discuss Canada’s ongoing response to President Putin’s illegal and unjustifiable war in Ukraine.
  40. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, yesterday met with Nicu Popescu, Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, during her trip to Berlin, Germany.
  41. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  42. Canada is extremely concerned by the deepening food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel and Lake Chad regions and its impact on vulnerable groups, such as displaced populations, women and adolescents and children. Years of insecurity, as well as climate change, are driving a humanitarian crisis that is leaving millions of people facing acute hunger.
  43. Canada has announced that it is providing over $82 million in funding for humanitarian and development assistance to help avert famine in the Sahel and Lake Chad regions by addressing deteriorating food security and nutrition needs there.
  44. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Canada is very concerned by reports of hundreds of civilians killed and injured last week in the context of a counter-terrorism operation in the village of Moura, Mali. We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the civilian victims. Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms this attack on civilians and any violations of international humanitarian law.
  45. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with Wang Yi, China’s State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  46. The cod fishery has tremendous economic, cultural and historical importance to the people and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  47. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with Pekka Haavisto, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, during her trip to Helsinki, Finland.
  48. Canada and Finland enjoy a rich history of excellent relations built on people-to-people ties and shared values. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Finland, the governments of Finland and Canada celebrate all that we have achieved together and look toward the future, committing to deepening our partnership and cooperation on foreign and security policy in support of peace, prosperity, human rights and stability.
  49. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada intends to impose new sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations and the Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations in response to the Russian regime’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine and the Belarusian regime’s support of it.
  50. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs will meet with her counterpart from Finland, Foreign Affairs Minister Pekka Haavisto, on April 4 in Helsinki.