The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, today congratulated Juan Carlos Salazar, who has been elected as the next Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Nadine Girault, Quebec’s Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie and Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration, today congratulated Geoffroi Montpetit on becoming administrator of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) to support Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General of the IOF. The date of Mr. Montpetit’s entry into office will be decided shortly.
Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Eamon Courtenay, Belize’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration and the incoming Chair of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), co-chaired the first meeting of the Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group. This forum serves as a platform for Canada and Caribbean partners to discuss shared priorities and opportunities for coordinated action.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced that she will lead a group of Canadian business people on a virtual trade mission to France from March 29 to April 1, inclusive, and April 8, with a focus on creating opportunities for businesses to grow and contribute to a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that in response to the coup d’état in Myanmar, Canada is imposing sanctions against 9 Myanmar military officials, under the Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointment: Stéphane Jobin becomes Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Observer to the African Union. Mr. Jobin replaces Antoine Chevrier.
Around the globe, foreign nationals are arbitrarily arrested, sentenced and detained by countries attempting to leverage them for diplomatic gain in their relations with other states. Countries from every continent are coming together to denounce this unjust practice which exposes people who live, work and travel abroad to greater risk.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, met with business leaders and investors from Canada’s infrastructure sector for the inaugural meeting of the Global Infrastructure Advisory Roundtable.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the education of 9 out of 10 learners worldwide, millions of them children living in countries facing a humanitarian crisis. The impacts are particularly severe for refugees and other forcibly displaced children and youth, especially girls, who are most at risk of being left behind.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will provide $2.25 million to support civil society organizations who are working to help advance democracy in Belarus.