Canada – Minister Joly attends the G7 and NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meetings in Germany

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will be travelling to Germany to participate in the G7 and NATO foreign ministers’ meetings, taking place from May 12 to 15.

May 11 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will be travelling to Germany to participate in the G7 and NATO foreign ministers’ meetings, taking 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 unprovoked and unjustifiable war against Ukraine and Canada’s steadfast commitment to the people of Ukraine. G7 ministers will also discuss pressing international issues, such as the global consequences of the Russian invasion, ongoing peace and security issues in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, support to end the COVID-19 pandemic, and the fight against climate change.

In Berlin, Germany, Minister Joly will meet with her NATO counterparts to discuss how best to align efforts to support Ukraine’s independence and territorial integrity. Allies will also meet with Finland and Sweden, and exchange views on upcoming priorities for the NATO Leaders’ Summit being held in Madrid, Spain at the end of June. These priorities include NATO’s Strategic Concept and other transatlantic security challenges.

“Canada is committed to working with its allies to advance global peace and security. The Russian regime’s aggression against Ukraine is a stark reminder that there is no room for complacency. We will continue to uphold the rules-based international order, support humanitarian needs and defend human rights in Ukraine and globally.”

– Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Since Russia’s illegal occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea in 2014, Canada has imposed sanctions on more than 1,400 individuals and entities. Many of these sanctions have been undertaken in coordination with Canada’s allies and partners.

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Canada has imposed sanctions on over 1,000 individuals and entities from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

With the deployment of up to an additional 460 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members to Operation REASSURANCE in February and March 2022, Canada is currently contributing up to 1,375 CAF personnel to this mission.

On April 14, 2022, Canada announced that it will deploy up to 150 CAF troops to Poland to help with the processing of Ukrainian refugees and to provide medical support services.

Canada is doing its part to contribute to NATO operations and activities along NATO’s eastern flank. In recent years, Canada has significantly increased its military contributions to NATO, in particular through its leadership of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence battle group in Latvia since 2017.

Since 2015, through Operation UNIFIER, Canada has trained over 33,000 Ukrainian Security Forces.

PM attends Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi attended Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. In the ceremony Gallantry Awards and Distinguished Service Decorations were conferred.


In a tweet, the Prime Minister said;


“Attended the ceremony in which Gallantry Awards and Distinguished Service Decorations were conferred.”


Attended the ceremony in which Gallantry Awards and Distinguished Service Decorations were conferred. pic.twitter.com/c3zVH5o13r

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 10, 2022

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PM attends the Bihu Celebrations at the residence of Union Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal in New Delhi


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has attended the Bihu Celebrations at the residence of Union Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal in New Delhi.


The Prime Minister tweeted;


“Joined the vibrant Bihu celebrations at the residence of my Ministerial colleague @sarbanandsonwal Ji. India is proud of the vibrant culture of Assam.”


Joined the Bihu celebrations at the residence of my Ministerial colleague @sarbanandsonwal Ji. India is proud of the vibrant culture of Assam. pic.twitter.com/1xkCV0sGAR

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 23, 2022

মন্ত্ৰীমণ্ডলৰ মোৰ সতীৰ্থ @sarbanandsonwal ডাঙৰীয়াৰ সৈতে তেওঁৰ বাসভৱনত বিহু উদযাপনত অংশগ্ৰহণ কৰো। অসমৰ সমৃদ্ধ সংস্কৃতিক লৈ ভাৰতে গৌৰৱ কৰে। pic.twitter.com/jScd1lJG5N

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 23, 2022

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Dr. L. Murugan attends a programme to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi


Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. L. Murugan attended a programme to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi.



Sharing his thoughts on the occasion, Dr. L. Murugan said that Mahatma Phule was an epitome of social justice and a source of hope for downtrodden of the country. He worked for social justice, social equality, women empowerment and education throughout his life. “His commitment towards social justice, women empowerment and education was extraordinary. He was aware that these factors will pave way for our rapid development,” Dr. Murugan said.


“Under the able leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, this government is working tirelessly to fulfill the vision of Mahatma Phule. In order to reach out to the weaker sections of the society, Prime Minister Modi has set a benchmark on functioning of government.” he added.


Speaking on the occasion, Km. Pratima Bhowmik, MoS, Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India said that Mahatma Phule was one of our real national heroes. “Under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi things are changing and people are now getting to know about our real national heroes,” she observed.


In his address, senior journalist Shri Bhau Torsekar also remembered Mahatma Phule’s work and paid tribute to him.


Founder of My Home India, Shri Sunil Deodhar gave a keynote speech on the event. Remembering Mahatma Phule’s work and his struggle against all odds to bring reforms in the society, Shri Deodhar said, “Mahatma Phule brought two concepts of children’s home and night schools. He was the one who started India’s first orphanage.”


My Home India, an organization working for providing assistance to the people of the North East region and encouraging social harmony among citizens, organised this event.


Vice Chairman of the National Scheduled Caste Commission Shri Arun Halder, Chairman of National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic & Semi-Nomadic Tribes Shri Dada Idate  also graced the occasion.


The Programme concluded with vote of thanks by MHI Delhi-NCR president Shri Baldev Sachdeva.


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Canada – Minister Ng attends successful G7 trade and investment ministers meeting

International collaboration is critical to strengthening the global rules-based trade system in support of a strong, sustainable, and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, Canada’s close cooperation with its G7 partners is key to leading coordinated trade-related responses to Russian president Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine.

March 23, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

International collaboration is critical to strengthening the global rules-based trade system in support of a strong, sustainable, and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, Canada’s close cooperation with its G7 partners is key to leading coordinated trade-related responses to Russian president Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine.

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, met with her G7 trade and investment ministerial colleagues to continue coordination efforts with respect to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and to move forward on reform priorities ahead of the World Trade Organization’s 12th Ministerial Conference.

At the meeting, Minister Ng unequivocally condemned Russia’s egregious invasion, which is a direct challenge to the rules-based international order. She reaffirmed that Canada stands resolute against authoritarianism and with a free and democratic Ukraine, now and in the future. She also thanked her G7 counterparts for their cooperation on trade measures taken in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including efforts to follow Canada’s lead in revoking most-favoured-nation (MFN) status for Russia and Belarus. She asserted that those who do not support the rules-based international order should not benefit from it. The Minister emphasized that in taking steps to ensure that Putin’s regime and its close associates do not continue to benefit from the rules-based trade system, the G7 is working to mitigate the war’s impact on members’ economies and global supply chains.

Minister Ng sought support to advance negotiations at the WTO on issues such as fisheries subsidies and trade and health. The Minister also engaged with her G7 colleagues on efforts to modernize international trade rules to better address market-distorting practices, including industrial subsidies and overcapacity in certain sectors of global production.

“Canadian workers, companies, and entrepreneurs benefit from rules-based international trade, as do economies around the world. We are working closely with international partners to hold Russia accountable for its egregious invasion of Ukraine and to ensure that those who violate the international rules-based order do not benefit from it. Alongside all our allies, Canada stands resolute against authoritarianism and with a democratic Ukraine, now and in the future.”

– Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development

Alice Hansen

Press Secretary

Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development

613-612-0482

Alice.Hansen@international.gc.ca