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Minister Garneau concludes visit to the West Bank

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today concluded an official visit to the West Bank, where he also met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Dr. Riad Malki.


Minister Garneau concludes official visit with the Government of Israel

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, the Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, concluded an official visit with the new Government of Israel. He met with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett; Alternate Prime Minister & Foreign Affairs Minister Yair Lapid; and Innovation, Science and Technology Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen. He also spoke with President-elect Isaac Herzog.


Canada imposes additional sanctions on Belarusian individuals and entities over attacks on human rights and fundamental freedoms

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced new sanctions against 17 individuals and 5 entities under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) in response to gross and systematic violations of human rights occurring in Belarus. These measures are being taken in coordination with the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union.


Government of Canada announces senior advisor to Global Affairs Canada on Flight PS752 tragedy

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Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Payam Akhavan, Senior Fellow at Massey College and distinguished visiting professor at the University of Toronto, will join Global Affairs Canada (GAC) as a senior advisor on the department’s ongoing response to the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 tragedy. This appointment concludes a months-long search to best support the expertise and capacity of the department on this critical file.


Minister of Foreign Affairs concludes successful participation in Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Iceland

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The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today successfully concluded Canada’s participation in the 12th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council in Reykjavik, Iceland. Minister Garneau also represented Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) on behalf of the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs.


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