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Human rights violations allegations in Belarus to be investigated 

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the establishment of a mission of experts to report on the fraudulent Belarusian presidential election and the ongoing violent aftermath:


Canada congratulates Israel, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on bilateral deals 

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Canada welcomes the historic signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House, establishing full diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and Israel and Bahrain.


Minister of Foreign Affairs welcomes start of negotiations between Afghan government and Taliban 

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Canada welcomes the start of negotiations between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban. After more than 40 years of conflict, this is a long-awaited opportunity to pursue the elements of peace for the people of Afghanistan.


G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

We, the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the confirmed poisoning of Alexei Navalny.


Minister Champagne to attend ASEAN-Canada Post-Ministerial Conference and ASEAN Regional Forum Ministerial

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that he will attend the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Post-Ministerial Conference as well as the ASEAN Regional Forum Ministerial. The meetings will be conducted by video conference on September 10th and 12th 2020, respectively.


Canada concerned by U.S. sanctions imposed on International Criminal Court officials

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement following the recent sanctions imposed by the United States on officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC): “On September 2, 2020, the United States imposed financial sanctions against Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the ICC, and Phakiso Mochochoko, Head of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division in the Office of the Prosecutor. Other unidentified persons were added to the U.S. visa restriction list.


Minister of Foreign Affairs condemns Alexei Navalny poisoning

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Canada is deeply troubled by new reports from experts in Germany who concluded that Alexei Navalny, a prominent political opposition figure in Russia, was poisoned by a nerve agent of the Novichok group like the one used in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, UK in March 2018.


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