Secretary Blinken’s Call with Canadian Foreign Minister Joly 23 January

As stated by Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke yesterday with Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Joly spoke about our shared concerns regarding the threat Russia poses to Ukraine and efforts to encourage Russia to choose diplomacy and de-escalation.

Secretary Blinken stressed the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and our readiness to coordinate to impose massive consequences and severe economic costs on Russia for further aggression against Ukraine.

The Secretary welcomed Foreign Minister Joly’s leadership for hosting a ministerial meeting about Haiti earlier in the day and pledging additional resources to Haiti.

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