The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne Canada Minister of Foreign Affairs spoke with Wang Yi China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister time for the international community to come together to save lives

Channel 1 Los Angeles

4/2/2020

The ministers discussed COVID-19 and the importance of maintaining cooperation and open dialogue between Canada and China as the pandemic continues to evolve.

Minister Champagne asked for the collaboration of the Chinese government in facilitating the necessary procedural support to ensure the smooth export of essential goods and supplies procured by Canada during this ongoing health crisis.

As always, Minister Champagne raised the cases of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.

The ministers agreed that this is a time for the international community to come together to save lives and they committed to keeping the lines of communication open.

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