Minister Champagne reaffirms Canada’s commitment to the Global Coalition against Daesh 

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June 4, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today reiterated Canada’s commitment to the Global Coalition against Daesh, during a virtual meeting with foreign ministers of the Coalition.

The Minister outlined Canada’s contributions to the Coalition across all five lines of the Coalition’s efforts to defeat Daesh in Iraq and Syria including preventing the flow of foreign terrorist fighters across borders and tackling Daesh’s financing and economic infrastructure.

Minister Champagne also took the opportunity to welcome the confirmation of Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, and pledged Canada’s commitment to working with the new Iraqi government.

Canada provides humanitarian assistance to the people most impacted by the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, including refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon. 

Quotes

“Canada is steadfast in its commitment to the Global Coalition and efforts to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh. While the terrorist group no longer controls territory, it remains a potent threat. We will continue coordinating efforts with our partners to promote security and stability in the region.”

- François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs

“Canada, in collaboration with its partners, is committed to the creation of a peaceful and prosperous world that benefits Canadians and citizens of all countries alike. We know that combating threats to global stability reinforces security and prosperity at home and abroad. The Canadian Armed Forces have consistently contributed to multinational operations and will continue to do their part to help bring more peace around the globe.”

- The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence

Quick facts

  • Canada is investing up to $3.5 billion from 2016 to 2021 to respond to crises in Iraq and Syria and address their impact on the region. 

  • Part of Canada’s overall funding includes up to $1.4 billion in life-saving, gender-responsive humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable populations in Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Canada is one of the top humanitarian donors to the region.

  • Canada is contributing military personnel to the Coalition and NATO Mission in Iraq, which is led by Canadian Major-General Jennie Carignan until November 2020. Some of these personnel are currently temporarily re-positioned due to Covid-19.

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