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Canada congratulates The Gambia for rejoining the Commonwealth

Canada congratulates The Gambia for rejoining the Commonwealth

INTERNATIONAL
OTTAWA, Canada: The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the readmission of The Gambia to the Commonwealth: “Canada strongly supports The Gambia’s readmission to the Commonwealth and offers its sincere congratulations on its renewed membership. “The Commonwealth is a family of 2.4 billion people around the globe, united in our commitment to peace, democracy and prosperity for all of our citizens. “We look forward to deepening our ties with Commonwealth member countries including during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, United Kingdom, this spring.”
Minister Bibeau to travel to West Africa

Minister Bibeau to travel to West Africa

AMERICA
OTTAWA, Canada: As part of Canada’s re-engagement with Africa and its commitment to work together to address challenges facing the continent, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will travel to West Africa from February 1 to 8, 2018. During her visit to Senegal and Benin, which coincides with International Development Week, the Minister will meet with woman leaders, development partners and government officials, as well as representatives of La Francophonie institutions, to discuss issues of mutual concern, including efforts to advance the rights of women and girls in Africa. Discussions will focus on education, the need for greater access to sexual and reproductive health services; decreasing child, early
Canada congratulates new president of Liberia

Canada congratulates new president of Liberia

AMERICA
OTTAWA, Canada: The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the inauguration of George Weah, the new president of Liberia: The election of President Weah is a historic moment in the first democratic transition in more than seven decades for Liberia “Canada congratulates the new president of Liberia, George Weah, on his inauguration and the Liberian people for holding peaceful elections.” “The election of President Weah is a historic moment in the first democratic transition in more than seven decades for Liberia.” “Canada thanks and salutes outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for all she has accomplished with the Liberian people over the past 12 years—and for her efforts to ensure a peaceful tr