Readout: Minister of Foreign Affairs continues dialogue with international partners on respective situations and responses to COVID-19

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March 19, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, hosted a call with his counterparts from countries affected by COVID-19.

The following partners participated:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • The European Union
  • Italy
  • Republic of Korea
  • Turkey

On today’s call, each had the opportunity to present their respective ongoing response to COVID-19 and discuss the key challenges they are facing, including the repatriation of their citizens and ensuring the ongoing circulation of essential goods and supplies, as well as the integrity of the supply chain.

Minister Champagne reiterated the importance of ongoing dialogue with counterparts in order to share best practices and lessons learned from the measures and response activities implemented to date.

They all stressed the importance of strong international coordination and committed to remain in close touch, in particular on citizen repatriation, as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. 

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