The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today issued the following statement: “We welcome today’s announcement at the International Civil Aviation Organization Council meeting that Iran has finally formally committed to July 20 for the download of the data of the flight recorders of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 at France’s Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Bureau.
While some countries are preparing to partially open up their borders, the Government of Canada wants to remind all Canadians that a global travel advisory to avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada remains in effect. We also continue to advise travellers to avoid all cruise ship travel until further notice.
Minister Ng highlighted Canada’s commitment to further strengthening its ties with the Netherlands through the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, underscoring the opportunities the agreement creates for people on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Government of Canada has announced $93.7 million in funding for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) to support the efforts of a wide range of partners to help the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world. The funding is being distributed as follows.
With health systems straining to respond adequately to the global pandemic, it is more important than ever to protect gains in comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights, including access to safe abortion and contraception, by ensuring crucial services are not diverted. Canada remains committed to delivering on its Feminist International Assistance Policy and development commitments in the context of COVID-19.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “We are aware that China has chosen to proceed with formal charges against Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Canada is extremely disappointed and concerned.
We, the Foreign Ministers of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the High Representative of the European Union underscore our grave concern regarding China’s decision to impose a national security law on Hong Kong.
The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement: Today marks the anniversary of the 1994 adoption of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The Convention seeks to address desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that spell out long-term strategies, which are supported by international cooperation. Dryland ecosystems cover more than a third of the world’s land area and are often subject to inappropriate land use and overuse, as people strive to meet the immediate food, water and energy needs of their families. We know that as land degrades, political instability, conflict and migration increase—with devastating consequences for the land and the people who live on it.