The persecution yesterday of human rights organisations and independent journalists across Belarus in targeted raids by the Belarusian authorities is appalling. This is a further assault on civil society and liberties in that country, which has faced extraordinary oppression from the Lukashenko regime.
The ministers discussed ways that Canada and South Korea can work together to further their cooperation in areas of common interest, including addressing the global pandemic, advancing trade and investment, partnering on science and technology, combatting climate change and supporting the women, peace and security agenda...
An effective rules-based multilateral trading system, with the World Trade Organization (WTO) at its core, is essential to the global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and for Canada’s future prosperity. Given the WTO’s global stature, strong leadership is required to bring together like-minded countries and make trade more efficient and beneficial for everyone.
The following Members of the Governing Council of the Community of Democracies express grave concern for the Myanmar military’s removal of the democratically elected civilian government; for the arbitrary detention of civilian government leaders, civil society members, human rights activists, and journalists; and for restrictions on telecommunications services since February 1, 2021.
Today, we reiterate Canada’s commitment to ending the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict. Worldwide, too many boys and girls continue to be robbed of their most basic rights by this appalling practice. Some are killed, and many others suffer severe, lasting physical and emotional scars.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Canada strongly supports the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the important work that it does as a key pillar of the rules-based international order. Canada continues to respect the independence of its judges and of the ICC Prosecutor.
Canada welcomes the agreement among representatives of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) to establish a new interim government and hold democratic elections in Libya in December 2021. This achievement is a critical step toward the political reconciliation and lasting stability that all Libyans deserve.
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, are united in condemning the coup in Myanmar.
Canada is deeply concerned by the Myanmar military’s recent actions, declaring a one year state of emergency, effectively seizing control of the country’s governance, and detaining senior civilian government leaders.