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Readout: Minister of Foreign Affairs continues to coordinate with international partners on COVID-19

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, organized a call with his counterparts from countries affected by COVID-19, including Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Singapore, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The EU’s High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy also joined the call.


Readout: Minister Champagne participates in G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting 

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, participated in a G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting by videoconference today. United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hosted counterparts from Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the U.K. as well as the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.


Minister Champagne to participate in G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that he will attend the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with his counterparts on March 25, 2020. The meeting will be conducted by videoconference.


Readout: Minister of Foreign Affairs speaks with French foreign minister

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The ministers discussed the response plans for COVID-19 in their respective countries and the importance of maintaining strong coordination between France and Canada, as well as internationally including with other members of the G7 and with the World Health Organization.


Canada’s humanitarian assistance to help developing countries prepare and respond to COVID-19

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $50 million in funding to help vulnerable countries prepare for and respond to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As part of this, Canada will immediately provide $8 million of this funding to experienced humanitarian partners, including the World Health Organization, the Pan-American Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.


Government of Canada to provide financial assistance to Canadians abroad 

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

To help Canadians abroad return home, the Government of Canada is creating a special financial assistance program, the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad. With this program, Canadian abroad directly impacted by COVID-19 will have the option of applying for an emergency loan of up to $5,000 to help secure their timely return to Canada and to temporarily cover their life-sustaining needs while they work toward their return.


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