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Canada imposes additional sanctions on the Iranian regime

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing additional sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations. These sanctions build upon the ones announced on October 3, 2022, and respond to the Iranian regime’s systematic human rights violations and ongoing actions that destabilize regional security.

Minister Ng advances progress on Canada-Indonesia comprehensive economic partnership agreement and reinforces Canada-ASEAN partnership during productive visit to Indonesia

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, concluded a successful visit to Indonesia during which she met with a number of Indonesian government officials to strengthen bilateral trade as Canada and Indonesia celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations this year. Minister Ng also met with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) officials to reinforce Canada-ASEAN relations.

Minister Sajjan to hold teleconference following his visit to Ukraine

| Global Affairs Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, will hold a media call back following his visit to Ukraine with Yvan Baker, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, on Thursday, October 13, 2022, from Warsaw. The minister will deliver short remarks before answering media questions.

International Day of the Girl

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

“Canada is proud to be joining in celebrations taking place around the world on the 10th anniversary of International Day of the Girl. The theme this year, Our Time Is Now—Our Rights, Our Future, puts girls front and centre."

Action Plan: Canada-Japan 6 Shared Priorities

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Mélanie Joly, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Hayashi Yoshimasa, Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, jointly announced an action plan for implementing the Canada-Japan shared priorities for contributing to a free and open Indo-Pacific region (6 shared priorities). The action plan represents a list of tangible commitments to advance Canada and Japan’s shared vision in the areas of 1) rule of law, 2) peacekeeping operations and peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, 3) health security and responding to COVID-19, 4) energy security, 5) free trade promotion and trade agreement implementation, and 6) environment and climate change.

Statement on World Day Against the Death Penalty

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

“Capital punishment is an affront to human rights and dignity, an ineffective deterrent to crime, and it often compounds injustice by intersecting with other forms of discrimination. No system of justice is free from error, and the use of the death penalty can lead to irreversible injustice when those who are not guilty or who have been falsely accused are executed..."

Minister Joly to travel to South Korea and Japan

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

As a Pacific nation, Canada recognizes that the Indo-Pacific region is critically important for the long-term prosperity, health and security of Canadians. Decisions made in the region will impact Canadians for generations and it is imperative that Canada is at the table.

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