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  1. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will attend the NATO Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Riga, Latvia, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. This is Minister Joly’s first transatlantic trip as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  2. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke today with Hayashi Yoshimasa, Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.
  3. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke yesterday with Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Demeke Mekonnen.
  4. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement urging Canadians to leave Ethiopia immediately: “Canada is very concerned by the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Ethiopia."
  5. On November 24, Minister Ng joined Minister Joly and the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, for a working lunch with Minister Mahuta...
  6. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with Marise Payne, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women.
  7. In Canada, women are more likely than men to experience domestic violence and sexual assault. While anyone can experience violence, girls and young women, Indigenous women, lesbian, gay and bisexual people and women living in remote regions are at greater risk of violence.
  8. In their first meeting, the ministers highlighted the long-standing friendship of the two countries and their people. They noted that the countries are key partners and have strong cultural and people-to-people ties.
  9. Canada’s softwood lumber industry is an economic anchor for communities across the country and a key component of Canada’s forestry sector, which contributed more than $25 billion to the country’s GDP in 2020 and employed nearly 185,000 workers. The United States has long relied on Canadian lumber products to meet its domestic needs for high-quality building materials.
  10. We, Ministers representing Canada, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, express our deep disappointment that the Islamic Republic of Iran has not accepted our multiple requests to meet on November 22, 2021 to negotiate on the matter of reparations for the downing of Flight PS752.
  11. Today, Canada announced $325 million in funding over 5 to 7 years for 11 projects with Canadian health partners. The announcement is based on the results from the Call for proposals - Health and Rights for Women, Adolescent Girls and Children, launched in July 2019. These projects will improve the quality of, access to and demand for integrated health services and information for women, adolescents and children at the community, health facility and system levels.
  12. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on health systems everywhere, disproportionally impacting women and girls around the world. To mitigate this impact, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, participated in the 27th Canadian Conference on Global Health where he announced $325 million in funding for eleven projects with Canadian health partners.
  13. Nicolás Maduro and his regime fixed the presidential elections of 2018, subverting Venezuela’s constitutional order and denying Venezuelans their democratic rights. Since 2018, the Venezuelan economy has collapsed and human rights abuses have intensified.
  14. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will host the visit of Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, from November 23 to 25.
  15. They affirmed the historic and strategic importance of the Canada-United Kingdom partnership. They discussed the situation in Afghanistan and the importance of continued coordinated efforts to secure safe passage for Canadians, British nationals and Afghans. Minister Joly and Foreign Secretary Truss discussed Flight PS752 and the joint commitment to seeking justice by holding Iran accountable. They also exchanged on the situation in Ethiopia and the need to resolve the ongoing conflict through peaceful dialogue. They shared views on the situations...
  16. “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, condemn the Belarusian regime’s orchestration of irregular migration across its borders. These callous acts are putting peoples’ lives at risk. We are united in our solidarity with Poland, as well as with Lithuania and Latvia, which have been targeted by this provocative use of irregular migration as a hybrid tactic.
  17. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, for the first time.
  18. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will be travelling to Mexico City, Mexico, on November 15, 2021 and to Washington D.C. on November 17-18, 2021.
  19. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the imposition of sanctions against an additional 11 individuals under the Special Economic Measures (Nicaragua) Regulations in response to ongoing human rights violations in Nicaragua.
  20. Effective immediately, Canada is imposing sanctions against Nicaraguan individuals in response to ongoing human rights violations being committed in Nicaragua.
  21. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington D.C.
  22. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, met with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the WTO, in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss progress in preparations for the upcoming 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12).
  23. The security situation in Haiti is rapidly deteriorating and is being exacerbated by ongoing fuel shortages.
  24. Canada has a deep and long-standing commitment to Haiti and remains attentive to the needs and aspirations of Haitians
  25. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will be travelling to Washington, D.C., United States, on November 12, 2021. This is Minister Joly’s first official trip as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  26. International collaboration, in particular Canada’s partnerships within the Asia-Pacific region, is essential to achieving a strong, sustainable and inclusive global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  27. November 9, 2021 - Members of the media are invited to make use of a package of videos, images and quotes on a Canada-funded project that protects argan forests in Morocco.
  28. Nicaragua’s November 7 elections do not reflect the will of the Nicaraguan people.
  29. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC).
  30. A year ago today, on November 8, 2020, Myanmar held general elections that independent observers deemed to be democratic and representative of the will of the people of Myanmar.
  31. “Canada strongly condemns the attempted assassination of Iraq’s Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, on November 7. We are relieved that the prime minister remains in good health. We wish a prompt recovery to those injured.
  32. “The situation in Ethiopia is rapidly evolving and deteriorating. The safety of Canadians is our highest priority and, as a result, the decision was made to withdraw all the family members of Canadian embassy staff as well as non-essential Canadian employees from Ethiopia.
  33. We, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, would like to extend our gratitude to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for their joint effort to investigate allegations of human rights violations and abuses, and of serious violations of international humanitarian law and international refugee law, committed by parties to the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia between November 3, 2020, and June 28, 2021.
  34. During the call, the ministers reaffirmed the importance of the historic relationship between Canada and France.
  35. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, today issued the following statement: “Canada is deeply concerned by the findings outlined in the joint report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on their investigation into human rights violations resulting from the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia."
  36. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today had her first bilateral call as Foreign Minister with United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
  37. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, will make an announcement highlighting the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service’s CanExport SMEs funding.
  38. Canadians know that vaccinating the world against COVID-19 is the best way to end the pandemic, and since the early days of this disease, the Government of Canada has stepped up to help. That’s why it announced that it would match donations made by individuals to help ensure that life-saving COVID-19 vaccines reach people in developing countries in humanitarian and conflict situations.
  39. The Government of Canada is firmly committed to the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief, both at home and around the world. This past July, Canada hosted 2 national Summits, on Islamophobia and Antisemitism, to hear the concerns of policymakers and community leaders, discuss ongoing challenges and commit to next steps.
  40. The Friends of Sudan call for the restoration of all transitional arrangements and institutions as defined in the Constitutional Document. Any attempts by the military to unilaterally modify these provisions and upend the critical civilian-military partnership are unacceptable.
  41. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Canada strongly condemns the unconstitutional seizure of the government by the military in Sudan.
  42. “76 years ago, from the ashes of World War II, our parents and grandparents responded to the unprecedented social and economic collapse of their time by building a new international order based on rules and strong international institutions with the United Nations at its core.”
  43. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks at the G7 Trade and Investment Ministers’ Meeting in London, the United Kingdom, on October 21 and 22, 2021.
  44. The Governments of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Timor-Leste, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on behalf of the European Union, remain deeply concerned about the dire situation in Myanmar, its growing toll on the people of Myanmar, and its worsening implications for regional stability.
  45. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, concluded successful meetings with her counterparts at the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Sorrento, Italy.
  46. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, met with Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade, on the margins of the G20 Trade and Investment Ministers meeting held in Italy on October 11 and 12, 2021.
  47. Minister Ng discussed the upcoming World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) with Damien O’Connor, New Zealand’s Minister of Agriculture and Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Biosecurity, Land Information and Rural Communitie
  48. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:“The death penalty is cruel and inhumane. It is an affront to human rights as well as an ineffective deterrent to crime. Canada is strongly opposed to its use in all cases, everywhere.
  49. Human rights violations and aggression being committed by Belarusian officials are completely unacceptable. That is why Canada was among the first countries to impose sanctions against the Lukashenka regime.
  50. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks at the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Sorrento, Italy, on October 11 and 12, 2021.