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Canada gravely concerned over Aung San Suu Kyi and Win Myint convictions

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

“Canada condemns the convictions of Myanmar’s detained, democratically elected civilian leadership, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint. Today’s convictions follow trials that met no standard of impartiality and are emblematic of the regime’s blatant disregard for human rights and judicial independence..."


International IDEA - Joint statement on democracy

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Democracy is a universal aspiration and an enabler of sustainable development. As Member States of International IDEA, we are stewards of this conviction and heirs to the historic transformation of the past century, which turned democratic government into the global norm, thus enhancing development, human rights, peace and security.


Joint statement on detentions in Ethiopia

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The text of the following statement was released by Canada, Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States: We are profoundly concerned by recent reports of the Ethiopian government’s detention of large numbers of Ethiopian citizens on the basis of their ethnicity and without charge.


Minister Joly meets with OSCE Secretary General Helga Schmid

| Global Affairs Canada | readouts

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, held a productive meeting with Helga Schmid, the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), in Stockholm, Sweden.


Minister Joly announces additional sanctions on Belarusian individuals and entities in response to ongoing and systematic human rights violations

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced new sanctions on 24 individuals and 7 entities under the Special Economic Measures Act in response to the Belarusian regime’s ongoing and systematic human rights violations. These measures are being taken in coordination with the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.


Minister Joly speaks with Ukrainian counterpart

| Global Affairs Canada | readouts

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the margins of the NATO Foreign Ministers’ meeting.


Minister Joly meets United Kingdom’s foreign secretary

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The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with Elizabeth Truss, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, on the margins of the NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.


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