Statement from the Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union: We are united in our condemnation of the Taliban’s decision not to reopen secondary schools to Afghan girls.
“Canada strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) on Thursday, March 24. Canada and its allies had also deplored the launch of North Korea’s missiles in early March, involving a new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system. These tests pose a direct threat to international and regional peace and security and are a clear violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions.
“Today, Canada joins Francophones in Canada and around the world to celebrate the French language as well as the richness and diversity of francophone cultures. Throughout our history, Francophones and Francophiles have helped shape our country and make it dynamic, inclusive, united and open to the world..."
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement at the conclusion of the 40th extraordinary session of the Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie, which took place in Paris on March 16, 2022: “Canada, represented by Isabelle Hudon, personal representative of the Prime Minister of Canada for La Francophonie, actively participated in the conference to promote the Canadian vision of a diverse and inclusive Francophonie, centred on the protection and promotion of the French language as well as the defence of peace, democracy and human rights.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “As a proud member of the Commonwealth, Canada works with 53 countries around the world to advance and uphold democracy, human rights and the rule of law, as enshrined in the Commonwealth Charter.
The Coalition for the Sahel was launched in a spirit of partnership and mutual accountability to respond to regional security challenges in a concerted way. On the strength of the military progress recorded on the ground, the N'Djamena Summit of February 16, 2021, called for a civil and political surge to stabilize in a lasting manner the areas freed from the terrorist threat.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, and the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, today issued the following statement: “On this International Women’s Day, the world is united in support of Ukrainian women and girls as they show incredible courage and resolve in the face of the Russian regime’s brutal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine.
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 reiterate our profound condemnation of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable war of choice against Ukraine, enabled by the Belarussian government.
“Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States condemn Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and note the grave impediments to international cooperation, including in the Arctic, that Russia’s actions have caused.