Readout: Minister of Foreign Affairs speaks with U.S. Secretary of State

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April 6, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State.

They discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of maintaining strong coordination and cooperation between Canada and the United States.

They addressed the critical need to ensure the flow of essential goods and to keep supply chains intact during this ongoing crisis, especially for medical supplies and personal protective equipment.

Minister Champagne stressed the importance of providing consular assistance and the need to safely return Canadian travellers home from abroad, including those aboard cruise ships, as the pandemic continues to evolve.

He also expressed sincere gratitude to Secretary Pompeo for his support in helping Canadians return home safely, including those on cruise ships Zaandam, Rotterdam and Coral Princess.

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