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.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on Canada’s initiative at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to establish a mission of experts to address the human rights and humanitarian impacts of Russia’s invasion and acts of war against the people of Ukraine
Canada has decided to refer the situation in Ukraine to the International Criminal Court (ICC). We are working with other ICC member states to take this significant action as a result of numerous allegations of the commission of serious international crimes in Ukraine by Russian forces, including war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Canada condemns Belarus’s recent constitutional referendum, which is an attack on democracy and a threat to security and stability in the entire region. Canada will therefore not recognize the results of this referendum.