The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with Michael Tene, Deputy Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for ASEAN Political-Security Community, and with the ASEAN Committee of Permanent Representatives (ASEAN CPR) to reaffirm the valuable cooperation and growing partnership between Canada and ASEAN.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development will be visiting Guyana and Jamaica to strengthen Canada trade relationships in the Caribbean and open new doors for Canadian businesses and exporters.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, concluded a productive trip to Finland, Germany and Belgium, during which she met with multiple partners and NATO Allies to advance shared priorities and to discuss Canada’s ongoing response to President Putin’s illegal and unjustifiable war in Ukraine.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, spoke with Julio José Prado, Ecuador’s Minister of Production, Foreign Trade, Investments and Fisheries.
Canada has announced that it is providing over $82 million in funding for humanitarian and development assistance to help avert famine in the Sahel and Lake Chad regions by addressing deteriorating food security and nutrition needs there.
Canada is extremely concerned by the deepening food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel and Lake Chad regions and its impact on vulnerable groups, such as displaced populations, women and adolescents and children. Years of insecurity, as well as climate change, are driving a humanitarian crisis that is leaving millions of people facing acute hunger.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, yesterday met with Nicu Popescu, Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, during her trip to Berlin, Germany.