The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today hosted provincial and territorial ministers responsible for international trade for a virtual meeting. They discussed how working together to strengthen and diversify international trade relationships will accelerate Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Today, Canada and China mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
On the International Day of the Girl Child, we celebrate the power and promise of each and every girl born on this planet. This year’s theme—My Voice, Our Equal Future—reminds us that no matter where she is born, every girl deserves to thrive and be heard.
Today, on World Day Against the Death Penalty, Canada restates its strong opposition to the use of the death penalty in all cases, everywhere. Capital punishment is a cruel, inhumane and degrading affront to human rights, as well as an ineffective deterrent to crime.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will travel next week to Greece, Austria, Belgium and Lithuania where he will meet with key European partners to discuss how the international community can address the situations in Belarus, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, participated in a virtual signing ceremony alongside Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore, and Second Minister for Finance and National Development, to renew the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Canada and Infrastructure Asia (InfraAsia).
The undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition’s Executive Group express their concern about continued violent attacks against journalists and freedom of expression in Mexico. We are united in the principle that a free and independent media is essential to a functioning democracy. Investigating these attacks on independent media and bringing the perpetrators to justice are of paramount importance.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs today issued the following statement: “In line with Canada’s robust export control regime and due to the ongoing hostilities, I have suspended the relevant export permits to Turkey, so as to allow time to further assess the situation.”