The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today announced that Canada will join the International Coalition for the Sahel. Minister Champagne will participate in the coalition’s Small Group of Foreign Ministers.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will travel on an official mission to New York on June 13 ahead of the vote on Canada’s bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
Minister Ng thanked Minister Georgiadis for his government’s support for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). She underlined how agreements like CETA create good jobs, better position businesses and workers for future prosperity, and will help grow our economies post-COVID-19.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced that Canada will host the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Ottawa Group on World Trade Organization Reform on June 15, 2020.
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, hosted the ninth call of the Ministerial Coordination Group on COVID-19 with his counterparts from Australia, Indonesia, Morocco, Peru, Republic of Korea and Singapore.
On behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rob Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister, today reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament during a virtual meeting of foreign ministers of the Stockholm Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament.
The ministers also discussed their common priorities for the upcoming virtual meeting of the Ottawa Group on World Trade Organization (WTO) Reform. These priorities include greater transparency regarding export restrictions taken by a number of countries, and ways to ensure the smooth flow of trade for the benefit of our citizens as countries begin to gradually reopen their economies.