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Foreign Minister Melanie Joly joins the G20 despite Russia's presence

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Minister for Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responds to a question during a news conference at the NATO Summit in Madrid on June 29, 2022.
Foreign Minister Melanie Jolye answers questions at a press conference at the NATO Summit in Madrid 2022 June 29th.Photo: Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly is in Indonesia this week We will be attending the G20 meeting in Bali, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also attending.

In March, when Lavrov, who was sanctioned by Canada a few days ago, began speaking, Jolly joined many others as he left the UN conference in Geneva. It was.

In April, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland participated in a G20 meeting strike for Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governor in Washington to protest Russia's invasion of Ukraine. ..

In May, Minister of International Trade Mary Ng joined the US, Australian, Japanese and New Zealand counterparts and left the APEC conference in Bangkok when the Russian representative began speaking.

Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would attend the G20 summit in November, even with President Vladimirputin in attendance, to counter the voice Russia would have at the table. Said it was important. ..

Recently, Canadian officials said it was unacceptable to attend a reception hosted by the Russian embassy in Ottawa, Jolly said at a G20 meeting to oppose the ongoing war in Ukraine. It is expected to join other foreign ministers.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 5, 2022.

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