A joint statement by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union, and the Foreign Ministers of Albania, Armenia, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, the Federated States of Micronesia, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States, on the two year anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar: “On 1 February 2021, the Myanmar military staged a coup d’état and seized power against the will of the people, plunging the country into a deep political, economic and humanitarian crisis.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the release of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report on the chemical weapons attack on Douma, Syria, in April 2018:
“Today, 78 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, we remember the millions of people who were viciously murdered in the Holocaust. We think of those who survived and who live with terrible burdens of memory and loss. We honour them by remembering and recounting this horrific chapter in our history, ensuring that it will never happen again..."
“This year’s theme for the International Day of Education is ‘To Invest in People, Prioritize Education.’ Investments in quality education help people to reach their potential and build more prosperous, peaceful and inclusive communities...
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, today issued the following statement regarding the fourth administrative reviews by the U.S. Department of Commerce of its anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on certain softwood lumber products from Canada: “With these preliminary results, the U.S. Department of Commerce has indicated its intention to maintain its unjustified duties on imports of Canadian softwood lumber. This is a disappointing decision to many on both sides of our shared border.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the announcement of a peace process aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon
“We are deeply concerned by the punitive measures taken against the Palestinian Authority, which were recently announced by the Government of Israel, as well as the impact of those measures on the region’s stability and the prospect for a two-state solution..."
“On January 14, our two countries will be celebrating our long-standing and special relationship. We are neighbours in the North Pacific and value a common vision of a free, peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific."
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, today issued the following statement regarding the findings of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) dispute settlement panel on the rules of origin for automotive products: “Canada welcomes the findings of the panel’s report, which reaffirm our understanding of the negotiated outcome on the rules of origin for automotive products.
The following is a statement from the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States and the High Representative of the European Union.