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High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini travels to Montreal for the EU-Canada Joint Ministerial Committee

Bruxelles, 04/11/2018 - 12:41, UNIQUE ID: 181104_1
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Mogherini travels to Montreal for the EU-Canada Joint Ministerial Committee

On 5-6 November, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission will co-chair the 2nd EU-Canada Joint Ministerial Committee in Montreal, Canada together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Chrystia Freeland. The Joint Ministerial Committee is an annual meeting set up under the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement, which has been provisionally applied since April 2017. The EU and Canada, as likeminded partners, will review the state of bilateral relations as well as look at how to increase their cooperation in the year ahead in areas as diverse as promoting effective multilateralism, strengthening security and defence cooperation, and tackling climate change. While in Montreal, High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini will have a meeting with the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, in order to discuss pressing foreign policy priorities. She will also, along with Foreign Minister Freeland, speak to students at McGill University, delivering an address on "Navigating unchartered waters: the EU and Canada closer than ever". The two will also attend the "Most Powerful Women International Summit" organised by Fortune, the business journal in Montreal. Coverage of the visit will be provided by EbS.

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