The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that the Honourable Pablo Rodríguez, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, will visit Uruguay from February 29 to March 2, 2020, and will be in Argentina from March 2 to March 4.
In Uruguay, Minister Rodríguez will attend the inauguration ceremony of Luis Lacalle Pou, president-elect. Minister Rodríguez will also meet with government officials and local business leaders to discuss our countries’ common interests such as human rights, gender equality, peacekeeping and free, fair and balanced international trade.
In Argentina, Minister Rodríguez will meet with government officials, business leaders and representatives from the arts and civil society to highlight the strong and long-standing ties between Canada and Argentina, based on our shared commitment to the rules-based international order, universal human rights, gender equality and climate action.
As Canada pursues its candidacy for election to the United Nations Security Council, we will continue to work with our partners in the hemisphere to advance shared global interests and unlock new opportunities for people and businesses in Canada and around the world.
Canada is deeply committed to working with its international partners to build a more peaceful, inclusive and sustainable world.
"Canada congratulates President-elect Lacalle Pou of Uruguay and President Fernández of Argentina on his recent election. Canada looks forward to working with both governments as well as our other partners in South America toward a shared vision for the future.”
-Pablo Rodríguez, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons