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Minister Champagne travels to Europe to meet with key partners on the situations in Belarus, Nagorno Karabakh and the Eastern Mediterranean

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

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.

Minister Ng participates in signing of MOU renewal on infrastructure trade and investment in Asia

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

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).

Media Freedom Coalition’s Executive Group statement on Miroslava Breach case in Mexico 

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

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.

Statement from Minister Champagne on suspension of export permits to Turkey

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

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.”

Biographical note: Jeff Yaworski

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

From 1985 until his retirement from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in 2019, Mr. Yaworski worked in various operational roles conducting and leading investigations. Throughout his 33-year career at CSIS, Mr. Yaworski was promoted into positions with increasing managerial responsibility. His final five years at CSIS were spent as the Deputy Director of Operations, the number two position at CSIS, with responsibility for overseeing all CSIS operations both domestically and overseas. During this period, Mr. Yaworski had several lengthy assignments as acting director.

Readout: Minister Ng speaks with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The ministers talked about how open, rules-based international trade is essential for a strong and sustainable global economic recovery from COVID-19. They spoke about the importance of keeping supply chains open for essential medical goods, which is 1 of the 6 areas addressed in the recent Canada-led Ottawa Group Action Plan on COVID-19.

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