The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, today announced that he will travel to Rwanda, Kenya and South Sudan.
During Minister Sajjan’s time in Africa, he will meet with regional representatives to discuss everything from peace and security to women in politics to education. He will also visit international, Canadian and local partners who are on the front lines of providing humanitarian support to refugees and internally displaced persons and working to improve health care, nutrition and food security across Eastern Africa. As the impacts of disruptions on global food systems and the effects of climate change are felt more strongly by the most vulnerable people, including those already facing humanitarian crises, Canada continues to support humanitarian partners to help meet emergency food and nutrition needs while also working with development partners to address long-term challenges and strengthen local resilience.
All public health rules and guidelines related to COVID-19 will be followed before, during and after the trip
“As the world grapples with rising food and fuel costs, humanitarian needs and the importance of food security continue to rise as well. I look forward to learning more about the countries in this region, their successes and the unique hurdles they face to see how we can come together to create sustainable solutions.”
- Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada