US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Ottawa

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ottawa today, where he will meet with Foreign Minister Melanie Joly and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The trio will sit down with formal talks on support for Ukraine, human rights in Iran and refugee policy in North America.

They will also talk about the humanitarian crisis in Haiti, which has called for foreign military intervention.

Joly said Washington and Ottawa want to deepen ties ahead of next month’s major summits at the G20 and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forums.

Blinken’s two-day visit ends in Montreal, where he will visit a lithium recycling plant and talks will focus on commerce and electric vehicles.

His first official visit to Canada came less than a month after Joly’s trip to Washington.

This Canadian Press report was first published on October 27, 2022.

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