Parliamentary Secretary Goldsmith-Jones to attend Stockholm Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament

News release

June 10, 2019 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada is a strong supporter of global non-proliferation and disarmament efforts.

As part of this commitment, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will represent Canada at the Stockholm Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to be to be hosted by Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 11, 2019.

Parliamentary Secretary Goldsmith-Jones will use the meeting as an opportunity to reaffirm Canada’s commitment to pragmatic and inclusive measures that unite nuclear and non-nuclear weapon states in common cause – the realisation of a world free of nuclear weapons.

Quotes

“Canada is a champion of nuclear disarmament. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, we recognize the widespread frustration about the lack of progress on nuclear disarmament and agree that more needs to be done. We commend Sweden for its leadership, and look forward to working with participating states to identify concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament.”

- Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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