Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan traveled to Toronto, Canada from April 21-23 to lead the U.S. delegation to the G-7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.
On April 22, Acting Secretary Sullivan participated in the G-7 Outreach Session with Non-G7 Women Foreign Ministers, hosted by Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. The G-7 foreign ministers also met to discuss Russia and Ukraine, the Middle East, and North Korea.
On April 23, the G-7 foreign ministers held working sessions on North Africa and the Mediterranean, Sub-Saharan, and Human Mobility and on Conflict Prevention, UN Reform, Cyber Issues, and Counterterrorism/Countering Violent Extremism.
The G-7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting offered an opportunity for the foreign ministers to exchange views and collaborate on global political and security issues of mutual concern. These conversations will also set the stage for the G-7 Leaders’ Summit in Charlevoix, Canada, in June 2018.
#G7 foreign ministers are meeting in Toronto to discuss #NorthKorea, #Syria, #Iran, women's empowerment, maritime security, and more. Details: https://t.co/aQHcuxC3NQ | Photos: https://t.co/Mr9T83uo1E pic.twitter.com/DfD5wgXznd— Department of State (@StateDept) April 22, 2018
An example of Canadian #G7 hospitality: @CAFreeland opens her home to #G7 Foreign Ministers for a working brunch. #FriendsPartnersAllies or #FriendsPancakesAllies? @konotaromp @FedericaMog @JY_LeDrian @HeikoMaas @angealfa @StateDept @PavloKlimkin pic.twitter.com/DWE0vIsVpZ— US Consulate Toronto (@usconstoronto) April 22, 2018
Acting Secretary of @StateDept Sullivan pleased to support @cafreeland's #G7 session on advancing equality and #EmpowerWomen through partnerships. Women’s empowerment is not only a basic fulfillment of human rights but also a strategic investment in our collective future. pic.twitter.com/BrJa3yV4qv— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) April 22, 2018
.@cafreeland welcomes Acting Secretary Sullivan to one of Toronto’s iconic cultural spots, the Royal Ontario Museum @ROMtoronto . Ministers will enjoy a cultural performance and an Indigenous art exhibit before a working dinner. pic.twitter.com/jsRA5ij91b— US Consulate Toronto (@usconstoronto) April 23, 2018
Proud to join Acting Secretary Sullivan to thank the courageous @USMC Security Guards for their service. Brave Marines like the ones here at @usconstoronto stand duty 24 hours each day, seven days a week, at all U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. pic.twitter.com/A5VfUnh0Ww— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) April 23, 2018
Acting Secretary John Sullivan and his #G7 partners discussed critical issues, including #counterterrorism, #nonproliferation, #NorthKorea, #Iran, #Syria, #Venezuela, #Burma, and more. Read the Acting Secretary's full remarks: https://t.co/eM8TPLsOmd. pic.twitter.com/ByFYC2GHSU— Department of State (@StateDept) April 23, 2018
Acting Secretary Sullivan: Today I’m announcing we are providing an additional $50 million in humanitarian aid from @StatePRM to support the @UN-led Joint Response Plan in #Bangladesh. This assistance will support refugees and Bangladeshi host communities. #G7— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) April 23, 2018
For more information:
- Acting Secretary of State Sullivan's Press Availability in Toronto, Canada
- Background Briefing Following the First Day of Meetings at the G-7 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Toronto
- Background Briefing Previewing Acting Secretary Sullivan's Trip to the G-7 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Toronto
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