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Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on International Day Against Nuclear Tests

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The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty [CTBT] is an integral component of the global non-proliferation and disarmament regime, and Canada strongly supports efforts toward its full ratification. The entry into force of the Treaty will provide tangible security benefits for all states, and help to advance our collective efforts to halt the spread of nuclear weapons and eliminate existing arsenals.

Canada statement on the continuing crisis in Myanmar 

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Since August 2017, the international community has been outraged by the horrific campaign of violence and gross human rights violations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The Rohingya people have been subjected to a decades-long campaign of systematic discrimination perpetrated by the Myanmar security forces, including the most repugnant sexual violence which has led to nearly 725,000 Rohingya fleeing the country into neighbouring Bangladesh.

Ministers Freeland and Sajjan mark Ukraine’s Independence Day

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The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today issued the following joint statement on Ukraine’s Independence Day

Canada congratulates Mali’s president on re-election

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Following the decision of the Malian constitutional court, Canada congratulates Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on his re-election. We applaud the people of Mali for their participation in the democratic process, despite security concerns, which constitutes an important step toward the stabilization of their country.

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism

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Today, we remember the thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been brutally taken by senseless acts of terror. We honour their memory by restating our support for efforts at the United Nations to address the global threat of terrorism and promote peace and security, working toward this end with our bilateral and international partners.

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