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Canada and EU reiterate shared commitment to advance gender equality and women’s contributions to peace and security at the Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Together, Minister Freeland and the High Representative/Vice President Mogherini co-chaired the meeting of women foreign ministers in Montréal on September 21 and 22, 2018, to identify innovative ways to jointly address crucial foreign policy challenges and to enhance dialogue and cooperation in support of democracy, human rights and global peace and security.


Environment, Oceans and Energy Ministers ready to take action on our oceans and seas; conclude G7 joint meeting on Healthy Oceans, Seas and Resilient Coastal Communities

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Canada and its G7 partners recognize the need for urgent action to address the devastating impacts that plastic pollution and marine litter, overexploitation of fish stocks, and extreme weather events have on the health and sustainability of our oceans, seas, coastal communities and entire ecosystems.


Canada and EU to advance global peace and security at Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice President of the Commission, will co-host the Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (WFMM) on September 21 and 22, 2018, in Montréal, Quebec.


Minister of International Trade Diversification addresses Parliament on second reading of historic Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

On September 17, 2018, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, opened the second reading of Bill C-79 in the House of Commons by highlighting the CPTPP’s potential to significantly boost Canada’s GDP by supporting growth for businesses and workers in a range of economic sectors.


Minister Carr to welcome U.K. Secretary of State for International Trade to Canada

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

When Canadian small and medium-sized businesses expand into global markets, their innovative, high-quality products and services create well-paying jobs for middle-class Canadians. Canada and the United Kingdom have long enjoyed a strong commercial relationship with close cooperation in many sectors, including financial services, aerospace, defence, and science and technology.


Minister Bibeau to attend state funeral of Kofi Annan

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The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, will travel to Accra, Ghana, to represent Canada at the state funeral of Kofi Annan, taking place on September 13, 2018.


Diplomatic appointments

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments.


Minister Carr concludes successful visits to Israel and West Bank

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Canada and Israel are connected through the bonds of friendship and family since the very founding of the state 70 years ago. The visit this week was an opportunity to renew those bonds, specifically the economic links that continue to deepen with each passing year, creating new opportunities for businesses of all sizes. The more we create opportunities for partnerships, the more we tap into the dynamism of our innovative and entrepreneurial people to produce more well-paying jobs for middle-class Canadians and Israelis alike.


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