Public Health Agency of Canada

11/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/22/2021 15:14

Minister Joly welcomes visit of Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand

November 22, 2021 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will host the visit of Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, from November 23 to 25.

On November 24, Minister Joly will meet with Minister Mahuta to underscore the strong and growing ties between the two countries, the importance of upholding the rules-based international order and the need to address climate change. The meeting will provide an opportunity to strengthen collaboration between the two countries in the Indo-Pacific region.

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will also meet with Minister Mahuta to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indigenous peoples and support for a collaborative approach, led by Indigenous Peoples and enabled by governments, and to discuss key topics, such as economic and cultural development.

On November 25, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, will hold a bilateral meeting with Minister Mahuta to discuss trade and investment opportunities for both countries, Indigenous businesses, women-owned business and small and medium-sized enterprises.

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, will also meet with Minister Mahuta to deepen co-operation on regional developments to advance diversity and inclusion.

Finally, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, will also speak with Minister Mahuta to engage on opportunities to further collaborate on Indigenous affairs.

Minister Mahuta and her delegation have been fully vaccinated and will follow Canada's COVID-19 testing requirements.