Sajjan to travel to Ghana, Senegal to discuss gender equality, climate action, health with government officials

Harjit S. Sajjan, Credit: Twitter

Ottawa/CMEDIA: Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada announced today that he will be traveling to Ghana and Senegal, which are important members of the international community and key actors in promoting sustainable development, peace, and stability in West Africa.

“Canada has been working in partnership with the countries of the region to combat climate change, increase the meaningful participation of women and girls, and peace and security cooperation. I look forward to seeing how our work is contributing to building a better world,” said Sajjan on March 11 in a news release.

He will meet with UN, international, Canadian, and local partners who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic response. He would also discuss gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, climate action, health, nutrition, and the impacts of regional instability on development with government officials and other stakeholders. Sajjan will be accompanied by Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the President of the Treasury Board, and Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London West.

All public health rules and guidelines related to COVID-19 will be followed before, during, and after the Minister’s trip. 

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