May 11, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Mélanie Joly, announced today that she will travel to Germany to participate in the G7 and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign Ministers’ Meetings , which will take place from May 12 to 15.
At the G7 Foreign Ministers meeting in Wangels, Germany, Minister Joly will meet with her counterparts to reiterate Canada’s opposition to Putin’s unwarranted and unprovoked war on Ukraine and unwavering commitment of Canada to the people of Ukraine. G7 ministers will also discuss pressing international issues, such as the global repercussions of the Russian invasion, persistent peace and security issues in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, support to end to the COVID-19 pandemic and the fight against climate change.
In Berlin, Germany, Minister Joly will meet her NATO counterparts to discuss how best to harmonize efforts to support Ukraine’s independence and territorial integrity. Allies will also meet with Finland and Sweden and discuss upcoming priorities for the NATO Leaders’ Summit to be held in Madrid, Spain, at the end of June. These priorities include NATO’s Strategic Concept and other transatlantic security challenges.