Canadian and British FMs discuss Afghanistan and other issues of mutual interest


The Foreign Minister of Canada, Melanie Joly, discussed the situation in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and other issues of mutual interest with her British counterpart, Elizabeth Truss, on Friday.

Reaffirming the historic and strategic importance of the Canada-United Kingdom partnership, the two senior officials discussed the situation in Afghanistan and the importance of continued coordinated efforts to secure safe passage for Canadians, British nationals and Afghans, Global Affairs Canada said in a statement.

Canada has committed to evacuate 40,000 vulnerable Afghans following the collapse of the Afghan government in mid-August.

Meanwhile, the Global Affairs Canada, said minister Joly and Foreign Secretary Truss discussed Flight PS752 and the joint commitment to seeking justice by holding Iran accountable.

They also exchanged on the situation in Ethiopia and the need to resolve the ongoing conflict through peaceful dialogue, the statement said, adding they shared views on the situations in Ukraine, Belarus, and the Indo-Pacific region.

They also spoke about their common efforts to address conflict-related sexual violence.

Minister Joly also thanked Foreign Secretary Truss for the United Kingdom’s solidarity and support for the Declaration Against Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations.

She affirmed that Canada will continue to press for an end to arbitrary detention wherever and however it occurs, the Global Affairs Canada added in its statement.



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