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Coronavirus - Africa: Canada continues to lead international coordination on response to COVID-19

Hosted the 10th call of the Ministerial Coordination Group on COVID-19

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, hosted the 10th call of the Ministerial Coordination Group on COVID-19 with his counterparts from Australia, Brazil, Germany, Morocco, Peru, South Africa and the United Kingdom. The ministers provided an update on their countries’ responses to COVID-19 and ongoing multilateral work on…

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Coronavirus: Minister of Foreign Affairs to attend virtual G20 Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Meeting - Strengthening International Cooperation Across Borders

The Minister is looking forward to discussing with his counterparts lessons learned from global pandemic and enhancing G20 coordination in response to COVID-19

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that he will attend a virtual G20 Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Meeting on September 3, 2020. The Minister is looking forward to discussing with his counterparts the lessons learned from the global pandemic and enhancing G20 coordination in response to COVID-19,…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Canada announces support for equitable access to new COVID-19 medical solutions

Canada is committed to working with countries around the world to ensure everyone, everywhere has access to new solutions developed to test, treat and immunize against COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed the lives of people everywhere and highlighted inequalities around the world. All countries are affected and strong global cooperation and solidarity are needed to fight this pandemic. Canada is committed to working with countries around the world to ensure everyone, everywhere has access to new solutions developed…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Canada’s ongoing humanitarian efforts in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Support comes in response to an urgent request by the UN to help maintain vital supply chains to vulnerable countries

The COVID-19 pandemic knows no borders, and overcoming this pandemic will require coordinated action around the world to provide support to those who need it most. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister…

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Coronavirus - Morocco: Minister of Foreign Affairs continues to coordinate with international counterparts on COVID-19

The ministers also discussed the importance of collaboration around the distribution of an eventual vaccine

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. The ministers recalled the continued importance of exchanging information and coordinating efforts in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  …

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Coronavirus - Africa: Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-Responsiveness in the COVID-19 Crisis

Around the world, the pandemic is having a devastating impact on health systems, economies and the lives, livelihood and wellbeing of all, particularly older people

We, the Ministers of South Africa, Sweden, Argentina, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, are…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Minister of Foreign Affairs continues to coordinate with international counterparts on COVID-19

Several ministers also reiterated that a strong and coordinated multilateral response is essential to combat this crisis and to address the critical needs

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today organized a seventh call with his counterparts from countries affected by COVID-19, including Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Indonesia, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The ministers agreed that while the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed new challenges on the…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Minister Gould speaks with head of World Health Organization

Canada is particularly concerned about the challenges faced by small-island developing states and sub-Saharan Africa

The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today spoke with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Minister Gould began the conversation by conveying Canada’s appreciation for the WHO’s leadership in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the call, they agreed that a global crisis…

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Coronavirus - Morocco: Foreign ministers from 13 countries agree on key principles to keep transportation links and supply chains open

The ministers committed to work together to coordinate their countries’ public health, travel, trade, economic and financial measures in order to minimize disruptions

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and counterparts from Brazil, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Turkey and the United Kingdom, today took part in the sixth call of the Ministerial Coordination Group on COVID-19 (MCGC) to reiterate the need to maintain essential…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Joint statement of the Alliance for multilateralism

We need strong global cooperation and solidarity to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call for multilateralism. Trying to cope with the immediate devastating effects of the virus, nations have turned toward imposing unprecedented executive measures, including closing borders. However, a virus knows no borders. All countries are affected. We must remain united in our shared humanity. The…