The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing further sanctions in relation to Russia’s illegal invasion and attempted annexation of Ukrainian territory.
On the eve of the second anniversary of the coup d’état by the Myanmar military, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced additional sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations against six individuals and a new prohibition on the export, sale, supply or shipment of aviation fuel to the Myanmar military regime.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, today joined Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, and Katherine Tai, U.S. Trade Representative, in announcing the launch of the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (APEP).
The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, met in Ottawa with Jordan’s Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, to sign a $120-million sovereign loan agreement for Jordan’s education sector. This loan, which aims to strengthen quality public education for Jordanians and refugees alike, builds on Canada’s long-standing support for inclusive education initiatives for vulnerable groups, such as girls and refugees.
This week, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, participated in a WTO informal ministerial meeting hosted by Switzerland in Davos and met with international counterparts to advance work on shared trade priorities.
During the visit, the ministers will discuss ways to advance transatlantic security cooperation, particularly in the face of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Ministers Joly and Cleverly will also discuss the importance of maintaining pressure on the Russian regime in response to its illegal invasion, notably through coordination on sanctions, as well as accountability efforts to ensure that perpetrators of war crimes are held responsible. They will also discuss global issues of mutual interest, such as their enhanced engagement in the Indo-Pacific region, which is critically important for the long-term prosperity, health and security of Canadians and central to addressing challenges related to global stability and climate change...
The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, concluded a productive trip to Barbados and Jamaica from January 9 to 14, 2023. Minister Sajjan helped strengthen Canadian engagement with the Caribbean by demonstrating support for local and regional priorities, including climate change, disaster preparedness and response, gender equality, justice sector reform, COVID-19 response and food security.
As the pandemic continues to evolve, it is critical to ensure high risk populations can access vaccines. In Latin America and the Caribbean, like in other regions, health systems continue to face significant challenges to deliver COVID-19 immunization and broader health services, while also enhancing preparedness for the future.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing additional sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations in response to acts of significant corruption that are fueling the crisis in the country.