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Minister Champagne to visit Latvia, Ukraine and Poland

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be in Latvia from March 2 to 3, 2020, before visiting Ukraine from March 4 to 6 and Poland on March 6.

Canada strongly condemns targeting of civilians in northwestern Syria

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement: “Canada condemns in the strongest terms the deliberate attacks targeting civilians, schools, medical personnel and health-care facilities now occurring in Idlib, Syria. These ongoing attacks on innocent civilians by the Syrian regime, its supporters and foreign facilitators must end. The violence has had a disastrous impact on civilians, killing more than 298 since January 1, 2020, and displacing almost 950,000 since December 1, 2019.

Address by Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations

| Global Affairs Canada | speeches

CETA [Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement]—our free trade agreement with the European Union—had just entered into force, thanks to the foresight of Pierre-Marc Johnson, former premier of Quebec. We had also just signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. And today, as you know, we are finalizing the ratification of the new NAFTA.

Government of Canada repatriates Canadians and their families from Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today announced that the plane chartered by the Government of Canada to repatriate Canadians who were on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship has arrived in Canada from Tokyo, Japan.

Lima Group Ministerial Meeting February 20, 2020 Chair’s Statement

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Members of the Lima Group met in Gatineau, Quebec, to reiterate our unity and unwavering commitment to the return of democracy in Venezuela, based on our fundamental values, principles and positions expressed in our previous statements. This includes a strict adherence to the rule of law and respect for human rights.

Canada condemns Russia’s malicious cyber-activity targeting Georgia

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

On October 28, 2019, over 15,000 Georgian government websites and media outlets were taken offline and defaced in yet another attempt by Russia to destabilize Georgia and undermine its democratic institutions. According to our assessment, these actions were carried out by the Sandworm Team, who are sponsored by the cyber-units of Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU.

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