Minister of Foreign Affairs to welcome U.K. Foreign Secretary to Canada

News release

January 8, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that he will welcome Dominic Raab, the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State, to Montréal, Quebec, on January 9, 2020.

During the visit, the ministers will discuss a range of issues, including the tragic crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, in which both Canadian and British citizens were killed, and recent developments in Iraq.

Quotes

“Canada and the United Kingdom are long-standing friends, partners and allies who share a unique relationship. Foreign Secretary Raab and I will take the opportunity tomorrow to discuss many issues of mutual concern, including today’s tragic plane crash and recent developments in Iraq and the Middle East.

- François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Quick facts

  • As the only two countries that are members of NATO, the G7, the G20 and the Commonwealth, Canada and the United Kingdom work closely together in support of common priorities globally.

  • The United Kingdom is Canada’s most important commercial partner in Europe. Two-way merchandise trade in 2018 reached $25.54 billion.

  • On July 10 and 11, 2019, Canada and the United Kingdom co-hosted the Global Conference for Media Freedom. Conference outcomes included a global pledge on media freedom that commits like-minded countries to working together on identifying and acting on violations and abuses of the rights of members of the press.

  • Canada will host the second Global Conference for Media Freedom in Québec City, Quebec, in 2020.

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