The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of State, today during her trip to Washington, D.C.
During the meeting, Minister Joly and Secretary Blinken discussed their close collaboration on security and democracy issues, within the hemisphere and around the world.
They agreed that President Putin’s so-called “annexation” of Ukraine’s territory has no legitimacy and that Ukraine’s territory will remain Ukraine’s. Minister Joly highlighted the importance of continuing their work together to respond to Putin’s unprovoked, illegal war in Ukraine and in support of the Ukrainian people.
In discussion of their work with Caribbean and regional partners, Minister Joly reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to work toward the development of a more stable, democratic and prosperous future for Haiti. Minister Joly and Secretary Blinken agreed to continue advancing ways the international community can support Haiti’s stability and sustainable development.
Canada and the U.S. are both Pacific nations and longstanding partners in the Indo-Pacific. Minister Joly and Secretary Blinken agreed on the importance of continuing to strengthen Canada-U.S. cooperation and our shared vision for an open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region and to support its resilient supply chains. They also discussed Canada’s critical mineral strategy and how Canada can be a reliable partner to strengthen the resiliency of supply chains.
Minister Joly and Secretary Blinken discussed opportunities for Canada and the U.S. to continue strengthening the historic alliance between our two countries to protect human rights, combat global threats and advance peace and security.