Minister Joly to travel to Washington, D.C.

News release

September 29, 2022- Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will travel to Washington, D.C., United States, to meet with government officials on September 29 and 30, 2022.

Bound by shared history and geography, the United States and Canada have a strong relationship that endures though time. The United States is Canada’s closest partner and strongest ally, and the two countries have the deepest of friendships. At a time when the rules-based international order is being challenged and democracy is threatened, our two countries are stronger when they stand together. 

The Minister will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to advance shared priorities under the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership. They will also discuss their continued collaboration on the pursuit of accountability for Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine while mitigating the invasion’s consequences for global food and energy security, strengthening the rules-based international order and addressing challenges in the hemisphere.

She will also meet with several members of the U.S. Congress to collaborate on international issues, including peace and security, disinformation, human rights and democracy.

During her visit, Minister Joly will also participate in the Atlantic Council’s Front Page platform to discuss Canada’s role in addressing global issues caused by Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and how to continue supporting the Ukrainian people as they defend their homeland, fight for their freedom and work to rebuild their future.

Quotes

“Canada and the United States share one of the most productive, collaborative and important relationships in the world. Our partnership endures because we invest in each other’s success and offer opportunities for people on both side of the border. The strength of our partnership also allows for great collaboration on global issues. At a time when the rules that have kept the world at relative peace are being challenged, I look forward to engaging with the United States to continue our partnership in protecting human rights, combatting global threats and advancing peace and security.”

- Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Quick facts

  • In February 2021, Prime Minister Trudeau and President Biden signed the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership, a whole-of-government approach to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery from the pandemic, climate change, diversity, equity and inclusion, security and defence and global alliances.

  • Canada and the United States share a land border nearly 9,000 kilometres long—the longest and most secure border in the world.

  • Canada and the United States have one of the largest trading relationships in the world: nearly $2.8 billion worth of goods and services crossed the border each day in 2021.

  • Canada and the United States, along with partners, have stood shoulder-to-shoulder in supporting Ukraine following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion and in imposing coordinated consequences on him for his illegal war of aggression.

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