Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement on the recent escalation of violence in Yemen:“Canada continues to be deeply concerned with the recent escalation of violence in Yemen that has caused civilian deaths, the displacement of families, threats to security and the disruption of essential services, including humanitarian assistance.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Canada remains committed to the goal of achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East. This includes the creation of a Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with Israel and ensuring Israel’s security within its own borders.
On this 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, we remember the more than six million Jewish men, women and children brutally murdered by the Nazi regime and its collaborators in the Shoah. We also honour the countless Romani, LGBTQ2 individuals, persons with disabilities and political dissidents who were killed as well as those who stood against the horrors of the Nazi atrocities.
“The safety and security of Canadians abroad is our top priority. Since January 22, Chinese authorities have restricted non-essential travel to and from the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province in China as a result of the spread of coronavirus..."
A rules-based international trading system is essential to the success of Canadian businesses exporting on the world stage. Institutions such as the World Trade Organization have been instrumental in establishing binding rules of global trade and reducing tariffs, which creates predictable market conditions for businesses to be able to grow and succeed.
Canada welcomes the unanimous decision taken today by the International Court of Justice [ICJ] to apply interim measures in the current case between The Gambia and Myanmar concerning the Genocide Convention. We urge the Government of Myanmar to fully comply with this decision and to cooperate with the ICJ.
Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan and the UK – members of the International Coordination and Response Group for the victims of Flight PS752 – held an in-person meeting at Canada House in London, UK, today and agreed upon a framework for cooperation with Iran in response to this tragedy to provide closure, accountability, transparency and justice for the families and loved ones of all the victims.
Canada strongly supports the diplomatic engagement of France, Germany and the United Kingdom in pressing Iran to respect its commitments under the agreement, including through activating the Dispute Resolution Mechanism.