The Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS reconvened in Marrakesh, Morocco, at the invitation of Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken.
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, express our strongest opposition and deplore the increasing restrictions imposed on the rights and freedoms of women and girls in Afghanistan by the Taliban.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, today issued the following statement:
Canada and Sweden share a close relationship with extensive cooperation based on shared values and priorities. As two likeminded countries, we affirm our strong commitment to democratic principles and will work closely together to stand up for the rules-based world order and multilateralism, support the rule of law, safeguard democracy, protect and promote human rights, and advance gender equality.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, today issued the following statement: “This year, we celebrate 20 years of taking the time to highlight the history, achievements, and contributions, past and present, of people of Asian descent in Canada while continuing our fight against anti-Asian racism.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Multilateralism and diplomacy are essential to peace in our world. Over decades, Canada and its global partners have painstakingly built a global security system based on just a few key principles: the territorial integrity and sovereignty of states, the peaceful resolution of disputes and the protection of human rights. Diplomacy is the glue that holds this remarkable system together.