In this, the first trip to the Philippines by a Canadian Cabinet minister since 2018, Minister Ng will meet with government and business leaders to advance trade and investment between Canada and the Philippines.
The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, has concluded a visit to Egypt that focused on the environment, climate change and food security.
Canada is committed to empowering youth at home and around the world. Improving their access to education, amplifying their voices and engaging with them so they can influence decisions that directly affect them are key ways to ensure intergenerational solidarity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, which is the theme of this year’s International Youth Day.
The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, today finished his first visit to Jordan as minister of international development.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, today concluded a productive trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she participated in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ministerial meetings on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Canadians deserve to feel safe in their communities. That is why the Government of Canada has a comprehensive plan that gets firearms off our streets and more resources into our communities. A central part of this is the recently introduced Bill C-21. The bill addresses the alarming role of guns in gender based violence, gets tough on organized crime and most significantly introduces a national freeze on the sale, transfer and ownership of handguns, anywhere in Canada.
The ministers will meet to build on the strength of the transatlantic partnership between their countries in the face of growing geopolitical instability. They will reaffirm their mutual commitment to standing up for democracy and international peace and stability, and to holding President Vladimir Putin accountable for his unprovoked and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine.