The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today issued the following joint statement on Mali’s independence day.
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA came into force one year ago today, and Canadian consumers and businesses are already reaping its benefits. CETA is a landmark agreement that set new standards for how we build trade deals moving forward.
As Hurricane Florence, Tropical Storm Isaac and Super Typhoon Mangkhut are all expected to make landfall this week, the Government of Canada reminds Canadians of the importance of making safe travel arrangements.
Canada is increasingly concerned by the potential Syrian regime-led offensive in Idlib, Syria, which would have a disastrous humanitarian impact for the 3 million civilians who are currently in this area, many of whom have been displaced more than once. These civilians include children, doctors, first responders and journalists. They must never be a target.