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Colombia has a plan: How we negotiate with FARC

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Colombia has a plan: How we negotiate with FARC

After many years of bad publicity, the news from Colombia in the international media is being framed in a much more positive light. At a time during which uncertainty and international crises abound, Colombia is, uncharacteristically, attracting good reviews. A strong economy, along with a dramatic reduction in the violence and insecurity that were present […]

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The U.S.’s open invitation to Canadian investors

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
The U.S.’s open invitation to Canadian investors

The United States has never been more open for business and this is particularly good news for Canadian companies and investors. Our existing, vibrant economic and trade relationship — the largest in the world — and our geographic proximity make Canada uniquely poised to take advantage of investment opportunities in the United States. Our investments […]

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Slovakia and Canada: Bilateral trade benefits both

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Slovakia and Canada: Bilateral trade benefits both

The Slovak Republic and Canada are close allies and partners. Despite the geographical distance, our countries have a lot in common. Our relations are built on common values and our two countries co-operate closely on many issues of mutual interest, bilaterally and multilaterally. As members of NATO and other international organizations, our co-operation in the […]

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Afghanistan: Opportunities for investment abound

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Afghanistan: Opportunities for investment abound

Afghanistan occupies a key strategic location, linking Central Asia with South Asia and providing China and the Far East with a direct trade route to the Middle East and Europe. Due to its strategic location as a “land bridge,” our government believes strengthening regional co-operation will contribute to stability and prosperity. To that end, Afghanistan […]

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Spouses band together to raise money for autism

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Spouses band together to raise money for autism

When Florence Saint-Leger, president of the Heads of Mission Spouses’ Association’s (HOMSA), kicked off the group’s annual fundraising event, she imparted some conventional wisdom: “It is more fun to give than to receive,” Ms Saint-Leger, wife of the Haitian ambassador, told the group. The event, hosted by Eleanore Wnendt-Juber, wife of the German ambassador,   was […]

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Helping after the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Helping after the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan — the strongest storm ever to hit landfall — ripped through central Philippines in November 2013, killing more than 6,000 people and destroying more than one million homes. More than 14 million people were affected in some way. Typhoon Haiyan left complete devastation in its wake by sweeping away houses, uprooting coconut trees, […]

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Foreign Affairs Committee chair: You ask, ‘How can we help?’

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Foreign Affairs Committee chair: You ask, ‘How can we help?’

Dean Allison is the first MP for the riding of Niagara West-Glanbrook, which was created in 2004. He was re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2011 and is now chairman of the standing committee on foreign affairs and international development. In response to Canada’s sanctions against Russia, he has been sanctioned for travel to Russia, a […]

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John Baird: ‘a pragmatic internationalist’

John Baird: ‘a pragmatic internationalist’

When he became foreign affairs minister in 2011, one of the first things John Baird did was to issue an edict to hang an oversized portrait of the Queen on the main wall of the lobby of the Pearson Building, Foreign Affairs’ headquarters. He also ordered her portrait to be prominently displayed in all of […]

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Drugs, crime and terror in Africa

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Drugs, crime and terror in Africa

The wars of Africa are fuelled by narcotics. That is an exaggerated over-simplification, but many of the internal conflicts of today’s Africa are driven, in part, sometimes a substantial part, by profits being made from the trafficking of hard drugs and precursor chemicals. The battles in Mali, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of […]

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Turkey stands steadfast against terrorism

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Turkey stands steadfast against terrorism

Turkey is at the centre of rapid changes and transformations unfolding in the Middle East and Eurasia basin. Unprecedented rapid developments along our southeastern and northern borders have resulted in far-reaching consequences for international peace, security and stability. And they all affect Turkey directly. Turkey does not only bear a huge humanitarian burden for people of the region who have suffered from the crises, it […]

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