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Protection Minister Harjit S. Sajjan at the moment concluded a constructive keep in Munich, the place he participated within the 56e version of the Munich Safety Convention, which occurred on February 14 and 15, 2020.
Given the present political local weather and world safety challenges, the required discussions on the convention centered on the significance of sustaining the rules-based worldwide order within the face of the challenges. worldwide safety, together with the crash of Ukrainian Airways flight PS752, tensions within the Center East and the safety of democracy and its establishments.
The Authorities of Canada is dedicated to defending the values and pursuits which might be important to Canada's prosperity and safety: democracy, human rights and the rules-based worldwide system.
In the course of the convention, Minister Sajjan participated in bilateral conferences with the protection ministers of Australia, France, Georgia, Japan, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland, in addition to 'with the UN Below-Secretary-Normal for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Authorities.
Has # MSC2020, @Lacroix_UN & I agreed on the significance of pre-deployment preparedness for @A missions and shifting ahead on Sensible Pledges. We additionally highlighted our work to advance significant contributions of girls in peace operations all over the world. pic.twitter.com/hp3A8yNuJH
– Harjit Sajjan (@HarjitSajjan) February 16, 2020
Throughout these conferences, the Minister addressed Canada's protection and safety priorities, together with the safety of the Arctic, the significance of the idea of the Joint United Nations and the necessity for elevated coordination between companions and allies.
In the course of the # MSC2020, MD of Sweden Peter Hultqvist & I mentioned varied methods to maintain peace within the Arctic, and likewise how Sweden, Canada and our worldwide companions can present transatlantic safety. pic.twitter.com/saymYviQJz
– Harjit Sajjan (@HarjitSajjan) February 15, 2020
The Minister additionally participated within the "Cohen Luncheon", throughout which Normal Tod D. Wolters, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe and Commander of america Forces Command in Europe, delivered remarks on associated points safety within the transatlantic space.
Whereas in Munich, Minister Sajjan additionally participated in a panel dialogue on Arctic safety, together with the overseas ministers of Denmark and Norway and the European Commissioner for the Setting, Maritime Affairs and Fishing. Minister Sajjan highlighted Canada's important investments in northern communities, the affect of local weather change and the work the Canadian Rangers do on daily basis to guard Canadians.
The Minister will proceed to work with worldwide companions to strengthen all over the world.
"The Munich Safety Convention supplies a chance to advance Canada's pursuits overseas. By working with allies and companions, Canada can construct the required relationships and get a good suggestion of the challenges forward and the priorities that come up. We’ll proceed to work with like-minded nations to help worldwide peace and safety.
Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Nationwide Protection
The Munich Safety Convention is without doubt one of the most necessary annual boards on worldwide safety and protection coverage. Every year it brings collectively a variety of world leaders, skilled politicians and distinguished lecturers and representatives from trade, non-governmental organizations and civil society to debate the present scenario and the urgent points going through it. considerations world safety.