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Canada strongly condemns increasing violence in northwestern Syria

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Canada is deeply concerned by the continuing violence in northwestern Syria, which has had a terrible impact on the civilian population in the area. Over the last weeks, more than 220 civilians have been killed and 300,000 people have been displaced.

Summary of Ottawa Group Meeting in Paris, May 2019

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

This morning, ministers and heads of delegation from the Ottawa Group met to continue our discussions on the state of play at the World Trade Organization, including efforts to strengthen and enhance the organization. With work underway on multiple fronts, today’s meeting was an important check-in and exchange of views on outcomes achieved to date.

Canada concerned by situation in Libya

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Canada is gravely concerned by the escalation of violence in and around Tripoli, Libya, including the indiscriminate shelling of residential areas, and attacks against medical personnel. As UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé said today at the UN Security Council, there can be no military solution to the crisis.

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Israel

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Since 1949, Canada and Israel have developed strong bilateral relations, marked by close political, economic, social, cultural and personal ties. We were honoured to welcome Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel, on a state visit to Canada from March 31 to April 2, 2019, as part of the celebration of this milestone. And I remember fondly my own visit to Israel in October 2018, where I witnessed first-hand the dynamism of the Israeli people.

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