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Canada and United States coordinate delivery of Haitian National Police equipment

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin today issued the following statement on Haiti: “Today, Canadian and U.S. military aircraft arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to transfer vital Haitian government-purchased security equipment, including tactical and armoured vehicles, and supplies to the Director General of the Haitian National Police (HNP). The delivery of the equipment was part of a joint operation involving Royal Canadian Air Force and U.S. Air Force aircraft.

International Day of the Girl

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“Canada is proud to be joining in celebrations taking place around the world on the 10th anniversary of International Day of the Girl. The theme this year, Our Time Is Now—Our Rights, Our Future, puts girls front and centre."

Statement on World Day Against the Death Penalty

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“Capital punishment is an affront to human rights and dignity, an ineffective deterrent to crime, and it often compounds injustice by intersecting with other forms of discrimination. No system of justice is free from error, and the use of the death penalty can lead to irreversible injustice when those who are not guilty or who have been falsely accused are executed..."

Statement on the political transition in Chad

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Canada commends the Government of Chad for its commitment to make progress on its political transition, including through the recent signature of the Peace Agreement in Doha and the establishment of the Inclusive and Sovereign National Dialogue (DNIS), which started on August 20, 2022.

Global Affairs Canada statement on military forces in Burkina Faso

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“Canada once again joins the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union and the international community in strongly condemning the fighting in Burkina Faso between different military factions fighting for power with no regard for the civilian population.”

Statement on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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“Today, we commemorate the painful history of residential schools in Canada and honour and provide space for the Survivors, the missing children, the families and the communities who felt and continue to feel the devastating impacts of these institutions.”

Statement on Iran’s attacks in Northern Iraq

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“Canada strongly condemns Iran’s missile and drone attacks against the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which have resulted in multiple civilian deaths and injuries. The Government of Canada extends its condolences to all those affected.

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