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Sun Feb 20, 2022, 06:33 PM

Canada's foreign affairs minister returning early from Europe trip amid rising Ukraine tensions

Mélanie Joly had attended a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Germany

Feb 20, 2022 3:02 PM ET | Last Updated: 3 hours ago

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is cancelling part of her trip to Europe amid ongoing tensions in Ukraine.

Joly recently finished a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Munich, where they discuss the Russian military build-up around Ukraine. She is now returning to Canada instead of continuing on to Paris

"I have made the decision to postpone my trip to France and to immediately fly back home to Canada," Joly wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

"We will be relentless in our pursuit of a diplomatic solution. There is still time for Russia to choose the path of de-escalation and dialogue."



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