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Statement on attempted coup in Niger

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Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement: “Canada welcomes the leadership and decisions taken by the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States [ECOWAS] at their summit on Sunday, July 30, aimed at restoring constitutional order in Niger. Canada reiterates that President Mohamed Bazoum, his family and the detained members of the democratically elected government must be released immediately. We also support ECOWAS’s call for the reinstatement of President Bazoum as head of state within the timeframe prescribed by the regional organization.

Statement by Minister Ng on U.S. duty rates on Canadian softwood lumber

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“Canada is very disappointed that the United States continues to impose unwarranted and unfair duties on Canadian softwood lumber. The only fair outcome would be for the United States to cease applying these baseless duties. Canada will continue to vigorously defend its softwood lumber industry and the entrepreneurs, workers and communities it supports.

Joint Statement by Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the postponement of provisional measures hearings at the International Court of Justice to halt Syria’s torture practices

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Canada and the Netherlands regret that the 19 and 20 July 2023 hearings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding their request for provisional measures to halt Syria’s ongoing acts of torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment has been postponed by three months at Syria’s request.

Canada condemns Russia’s withdrawal from the Black Sea Grain Initiative

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"Canada strongly condemns the decision of the Russian Federation to withdraw its participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative (BSGI) brokered by the United Nations and Türkiye as part of the Istanbul Agreements in July 2022. This reimposes a de facto blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, significantly affecting global food exports as well as security in the Black Sea.

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - Joint Ministerial Statement on the Occasion of the Seventh Commission Meeting

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The Seventh Commission Meeting, hosted by Aotearoa New Zealand took place in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, on 16 July. Ministers and Senior Officials representing Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Aotearoa New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Viet Nam and the United Kingdom have approved the following statement.

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile by North Korea

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We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, condemn in the strongest terms North Korea’s brazen launch of another Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) conducted on July 12, 2023, following the launch using ballistic missile technology conducted on May 31, 2023 along with the launches of two ballistic missiles on June 15, 2023, both of which landed within Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Statement on 7th anniversary of 2016 South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal Ruling

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“On the anniversary of the award rendered by the Arbitral Tribunal constituted under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in the matter of the South China Sea, Canada reiterates that this decision is final, binding on the parties, and provides a vital foundation for the peaceful resolution of competing maritime claims in the region, consistent with international law.

Canada’s position on seabed mining in areas beyond national jurisdiction

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Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, released a statement confirming Canada’s position on seabed mining in areas beyond national jurisdiction:

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