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‘#MultilateralismMatters’ to Canada, ASEAN partner

  • Diedrah Kelly


Jakarta   /   Fri, August 9, 2019   /  12:50 pm
‘#MultilateralismMatters’ to Canada, ASEAN partner Officialdom: Diedrah Kelly, Canada’s newly appointed ambassador to ASEAN, presents her credentials to ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi in Jakarta on Tuesday. (Courtesy of ASEAN Secretariat/-)

Multilateralism matters and multilateral cooperation has always been at the core of Canada’s foreign policy. Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland joined fellow foreign ministers in a movement called #MultilateralismMatters. Canada believes that global problems cannot be solved by one country alone. From environmental issues to transnational security, we believe that there is an urgent need to ensure that international institutions are fit for the 21st century. Effective and rules-based international organizations are very important for facilitating trade, multilateral dialogue and for finding shared solutions to common challenges. We need to forge relationships that are inclusive and equal, relationships that respect a rules-based international order, human rights, freedom of speech and expression and gender equality. This is why Canada is a can...

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