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Readout: Minister Ng speaks with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The ministers talked about how open, rules-based international trade is essential for a strong and sustainable global economic recovery from COVID-19. They spoke about the importance of keeping supply chains open for essential medical goods, which is 1 of the 6 areas addressed in the recent Canada-led Ottawa Group Action Plan on COVID-19.


Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments:


Biographical notes

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Biographical notes


Canada imposes sanctions on Belarusian officials

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

In coordination with the United Kingdom and in support of the people of Belarus, Canada is imposing sanctions against Government of Belarus officials, including Aleksandr Lukashenko. These actions are being taken under the Special Economic Measures Act.


Backgrounder: Belarus sanctions

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Effective immediately, Canada is imposing sanctions against Belarusian officials.


Joint statement by Canada and the United Kingdom on the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Canada and the UK are deeply concerned by reports of large scale military action along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. Reports of shelling of settlements and civilian casualties are deeply concerning. We call for the immediate end of hostilities, respect for the ceasefire agreement, and the protection of civilians.


Canada nominates Mr. Bill Morneau as a candidate for Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced the nomination of Mr. Bill Morneau, Canada’s former finance minister, as Canada’s candidate for the position of Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


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