The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will co-host the third Ukraine Reform Conference with Ukraine from July 2 to 4, 2019, in Toronto. This conference will bring together foreign ministers from a number of countries, including the European Union, the G7 and NATO to support Ukraine in realizing its ambitious democratic and economic reforms.
Canada has a proud tradition of international leadership. Whether confronting climate change, terrorism and radicalization, or international conflicts, the need for effective Canadian multilateral leadership has never been greater than it is today.
Today marks the fifth anniversary of Russia’s illegal invasion and annexation of Crimea. We continue to condemn this violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the strongest terms.
The Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations impose asset freezes and dealings prohibitions on listed persons by prohibiting persons in Canada and Canadians outside of Canada from dealing in any property of these individuals or providing financial or related services to them.
In coordination with the European Union and the United States, Canada is today announcing new sanctions in response to Russia’s aggressive actions in the Black Sea and Kerch Strait and Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea.
Election observation is one of most transparent and accountable ways to support democracy. Today, the government is announcing that the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy will serve as the Head of Canada’s election observation mission to Ukraine.
Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement: “Canada is closely following ongoing developments in Algeria. We note the withdrawal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s candidacy from the presidential race.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will represent Canada at the third conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, from March 12 to 14, 2019.