In the face of rising humanitarian needs, now in the context of a global COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for Canada to continue supporting its partners in carrying out their life-saving work around the world to help those in communities affected by conflict and suffering from acute food insecurity.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, met virtually today with Phil Hogan, European Union Commissioner for Trade, to discuss ways Canada and the European Union (EU) can continue to work closely together to support businesses and workers as we look towards economic recovery...
To support businesses and workers, and lay the foundation for an inclusive and sustainable economic recovery that benefits everyone, the G20 ministers agreed to a range of short- and long-term steps designed to keep trade flowing and global supply chains open.
The ministers spoke about getting small businesses and workers the urgent help they need to get through the COVID-19 crisis. They also emphasized the need to keep global supply chains open, as reflected in the recent joint action plan to facilitate the flow of goods, services, and people issued on May 1 by Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea.
In the midst of a global pandemic, it is more important than ever to acknowledge that vaccines and routine immunizations save millions of lives each year. Canada remains committed to ensuring access to essential vaccinations, leading efforts to advance gender equality and reducing the burden of infectious diseases.
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, hosted the eighth call with his counterparts from countries affected by COVID-19, including Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will mark the 75th anniversary of victory in Europe by highlighting Canada’s ongoing commitment to multilateralism, during a virtual United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Arria-formula meeting on May 8, 2020.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will participate in a UNESCO World Press Freedom Day virtual event on press freedom and tackling disinformation taking place tomorrow.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with David Parker, New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth, yesterday evening, April 27, 2020.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will participate in a virtual university tour to engage with students and academics in universities on Canada’s role during the current global health pandemic.