Canada urges North Korea to cease reckless provocations


February 21, 2023 – Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the latest missile launches by North Korea:

“North Korea continues to violate United Nations Security Council resolutions. Its most recent missile launches, including the February 18, 2023, launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, and the February 20 launch of two short-range ballistic missiles that landed in the Sea of Japan, are acts of aggression that threaten regional and international peace and security.

“Canada urges North Korea to engage in good-faith diplomacy and cease these reckless provocations.

“As part of its commitment under the Indo-Pacific Strategy, Canada will continue collaborating with our partners in the North Pacific region and elsewhere to strengthen regional stability in the Korean Peninsula.”


Adrien Blanchard
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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