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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).


Canada condemns so-called inauguration of Lukashenko in Belarus

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Since the fraudulent presidential elections of August 2020, Alexander Lukashenko continues to display disdain for the people of Belarus by holding a so-called inauguration ceremony behind closed doors today.


Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of International Development and Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship on International Day of Peace

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Today, as we celebrate the International Day of Peace and as the United Nations marks its 75th anniversary, we are reminded that the rules-based international order offers our best hope of both achieving peace and ending this pandemic. Peaceful cooperation is behind many of our greatest successes globally, nationally and within our communities.


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