U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit Canada

News release

October 26, 2022 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the first official visit to Canada by U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Thursday, October 27, and Friday, October 28, 2022.

Secretary Blinken’s visit will build on the discussions during Minister Joly’s recent visit to Washington, D.C., in September and the strong relationship between Canada and the United States at a time when the rules-based international order and democracy are threatened.

Minister Joly and Secretary Blinken will discuss the crisis in Haiti, the situation in Iran, the Arctic, the Indo-Pacific region and continued collaboration on holding Russia accountable for its illegal invasion of Ukraine.

Quotes

“Canada and the United States share one of the most productive, collaborative and important relationships in the world on bilateral and global issues. Secretary Blinken’s visit gives Canada another opportunity to highlight the importance of close Canada-United States cooperation on the global stage, including in the Indo-Pacific.”

- Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Quick facts

  • 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 and in imposing coordinated sanctions in response to Russia’s illegal war of aggression.

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