October 14, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

Canada values the convening power of the Commonwealth as a forum to exchange information and discuss collective action on global challenges.

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, took part in the virtual Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting to discuss multilateral solutions in addressing the global COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery, and action on climate change.

The foreign ministers endorsed a strong Commonwealth Ministerial Statement on Racism and exchanged views on the global COVID-19 recovery plan. They discussed the impact of climate change on small and vulnerable states and reviewed preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which is scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda, in June 2021.

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