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Statement on joint collaboration by APEC members amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Today, Canada and the other 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation [APEC] endorsed a statement committing to mitigate the economic impacts caused by COVID-19 and to plan for economic recovery—especially in developing countries.

Canada welcomes Sudanese government decision to ban female genital mutilation

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Canada welcomes the Sudanese government’s decision to ban female genital mutilation (FGM), and hopes that the draft law will enjoy swift ratification. We echo the Sudanese Foreign Ministry’s statement that female genital mutilation is a ‘clear violation against women and a crime against women's rights,’ and we commend the Sudanese government for taking this momentous step.

Minister of Foreign Affairs marks World Press Freedom Day

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Journalists and media workers play a vital role in our society by providing us with the information we need to make informed decisions, broadening our horizons and holding individuals and institutions to account.

Statement on malicious cyber threats to the health sector

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

“At a time when the world is focused on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, we have noted that malicious cyber actors are using this as an opportunity to increase cyber threats targeting vulnerable institutions in the health sector. Canada strongly condemns any malicious cyber activities, particularly irresponsible and destabilizing actions that put people’s lives at risk.

Statement on joint WTO efforts to ensure open and predictable trade for food and agricultural products amid COVID-19

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement: “As countries take action to respond to the impacts of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it is imperative that trade remains open and predictable to ensure people in Canada and around the world can access the food and essential goods they need.

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