Canada and United States to co-host Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on Korean Peninsula

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December 19, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State of the United States, today released details of the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean peninsula.

The meeting will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, on January 16, 2018. Media accreditation process will be released soon.

The Minister and Secretary will host foreign ministers from across the globe to demonstrate solidarity in opposition to North Korea’s dangerous and illegal actions and to work together to strengthen diplomatic efforts toward a secure, prosperous and denuclearized Korean peninsula. To this end, foreign ministers will discuss ways to increase the effectiveness of the global sanctions regime in support of a rules-based international order.


“The security threat posed by North Korea is a global challenge that affects us all. A diplomatic solution is both essential and possible, and we will continue to work with our allies and regional partners, including the United States, Japan and South Korea, in pursuing our common objective of a secure and stable Korean peninsula.”

- Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs

Quick Facts

  • Canada has fully supported UN efforts on North Korea. Canada co-sponsored UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2321 and welcomed subsequent UNSC resolutions imposing further sanctions against North Korea.

  • As announced by the Prime Minister on December 14, 2017, Building a More Peaceful and Secure World will be one of the five themes that will frame the G7 agenda during Canada’s 2018 presidency.

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