The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab.
Minister Champagne started the conversation by extending a message of support on behalf of Canada to Prime Minister Johnson, to his family and to the British people at this difficult time and wished him a full and quick recovery.
They discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and the critical need to keep supply chains open and intact during this ongoing crisis in order to ensure the cross-border flow of essential goods, notably medical supplies and personal protective equipment.
They stressed the importance of providing consular assistance to their citizens and the need to maintain aerial bridges between the two countries to permit the return of travellers from abroad.
Lastly, they reiterated the importance of strong coordination and cooperation between Canada and the United Kingdom, leading global COVID-19 initiatives together, and committed to remain in close touch as the global pandemic continues to evolve.