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Trudeau and Biden speak after Canadian leaders send weekend congratulations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he spoke today with U.S. president-elect Joe Biden and that the two discussed shared priorities, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. Trudeau made the announcement on Twitter. I just spoke with @JoeBiden, and congratulated »

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Champagne discusses foreign policy challenges with NATO and EU leaders

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne discussed a panoply of foreign policy and security challenges, ranging from the ongoing war in Nagorno-Karabakh to the situation in Belarus and the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, in meetings with top NATO »

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Champagne discusses Nagorno-Karabakh, Belarus and Ukraine in meetings in Vienna

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne was in Vienna today for meetings with officials of various international organizations and Austrian leaders to talk about flashpoints in Europe and Azerbaijan. Champagne arrived in Austria from Greece as part of his week-long tour of European capitals to discuss with allies the »

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Canada ready to mediate between Turkey and Greece, says Champagne

Canada is ready to be “an honest broker” in the escalating dispute between Turkey and Greece over offshore exploration rights in the Eastern Mediterranean, says Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. Champagne is in Greece for the first leg of his »

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‘Stay out’ of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Canada tells Turkey

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said today he told his Turkish counterpart that Ankara should “stay out” of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Speaking to reporters on Friday prior to embarking on a week-long European tour to discuss »

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Canada, U.K. call for ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Canada and the U.K. are calling on Armenia and Azerbaijan to cease fighting in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region and return to the negotiating table “without any preconditions.” As fierce fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in the breakaway region continued »


Ottawa “deeply troubled” about poisoning of Russia oppostion leader

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne says Ottawa is “deeply troubled” by reports from German experts who concluded that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the same type of nerve agent used on a former spy in 2018. Navalny »


Champagne says transparency needed in Lebanon if Canada is going to help

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne met face-to-face with Lebanon’s president in Beirut today to push for economic and political reforms. The meeting follows the massive explosion earlier this month that killed up to 200 people, injured 6,000 others, flattened huge »

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Canada will not accept ‘fraudulent’ elections in Belarus, says foreign minister

Canada does not accept the results of the Aug. 9 “fraudulent” presidential election in Belarus and calls for “free and fair elections,” Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Monday as tens of thousands of Belarusians marched to demand the resignation »

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Canada welcomes normalization of relations between Israel and U.A.E.

Canada welcomes the U.S.-brokered deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations and establish diplomatic ties, says Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. “We see this as a historic and positive step toward peace and security in the »