We, the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the confirmed poisoning of Alexei Navalny.
Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement following the recent sanctions imposed by the United States on officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC): “On September 2, 2020, the United States imposed financial sanctions against Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the ICC, and Phakiso Mochochoko, Head of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division in the Office of the Prosecutor. Other unidentified persons were added to the U.S. visa restriction list.
Canada is deeply troubled by new reports from experts in Germany who concluded that Alexei Navalny, a prominent political opposition figure in Russia, was poisoned by a nerve agent of the Novichok group like the one used in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, UK in March 2018.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “As a close friend of the Lebanese people, Canada commemorates 100 years since the founding of modern Lebanon. While this is a significant occasion worth celebrating, it also marks a turning point for the country.
Nearly three decades ago, Canada became the first Western country to recognize the independence of Ukraine and since then has been proud to work closely with Ukrainians on their journey to becoming a vibrant and peaceful democracy.
On this day, we honour the bravery and dedication of humanitarian workers, who work tirelessly to provide life-saving support and protection to the people most in need around the world. Every day, these real-life heroes put their own lives on the line to offer life-saving care, such as food, water, protection and health services, in response to communities affected by crises.