The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will travel to the Netherlands, Romania and Poland from November 28 to December 2, 2022, to participate in meetings with foreign ministers from NATO, the G7 and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and engage with her counterparts on shared foreign policy and security priorities...
As a Pacific nation, Canada recognizes that the Indo-Pacific region will play a significant and profound role in Canada’s future. Every issue that matters to Canadians—national security, economic prosperity, respect for international law and human rights, democratic values, public health, protecting our environment—will be shaped by the relationships that Canada, along with its partners, have with countries throughout the Indo-Pacific. Decisions made in the region will impact Canadians for generations, and it is critical that Canada be at the table.
The Indo-Pacific is the fastest growing economic region in the world. By 2030, it will be home to two-thirds of the global middle class. By 2040, the region will account for more than half of the global economy. The Indo-Pacific will play a critical role in shaping Canada’s future over the next half century.
Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy offers a comprehensive framework for Government of Canada engagement in the region over the next decade. The first five years of the strategy include new initiatives and investments of almost $2.3 billion over five years, detailed below. In 2026-27, the Government of Canada will return with an update that will cover initiatives and resources for years 2027-2032.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced today that the Honourable Robert Oliphant Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will travel to London, United Kingdom, for the International Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative Conference which will take place on November 28, 2022.
The following statement was released by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell Fontelles, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs the Honourable Mélanie Joly, and the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs James Cleverly.
Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, on behalf of the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that Canada is providing $30 million in humanitarian funding to the World Food Programme to facilitate additional shipments of Ukrainian grain moving through the Black Sea Grain Initiative toward countries grappling with acute food insecurity. This funding will help feed the growing number of people around the world facing hunger...
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Econo3/*-/ic Development, concluded a successful visit to Mexico City to celebrate a decade of cooperation with the Pacific Alliance and its 4 members—Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru—at the Pacific Alliance Summit.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be joined by ministerial colleagues, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, the Honourable Marco Mendocino, Minister of Public Safety, and the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard at a press conference on November 27 in Vancouver. The Ministers will make an announcement on Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy.
Right now, women in Iran are leading a powerful and necessary call to end violence against women and girls. The killing of Mahsa Amini while in the custody of the so-called morality police has sparked a courageous, global movement to stand up for a more fair and inclusive future for women and girls in Iran.