Ottawa, 6 September 2022 (TDI): Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Robert Oliphant will be visiting Argentina from September 6 to September 8. The announcement was made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Mélanie Joly.

In Buenos Aires, Robert Oliphant will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, Santiago Cafiero. Both ministers will discuss shared priorities and issues of mutual interest.

The issues include Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the respect and promotion of human rights, gender equality, and 2SLGBTQ+ rights. Robert Oliphant will lead a Canadian delegation to the international conference of the Equal Rights Coalition on the second day of his trip.

As a founding member of the Equal Rights Coalition, Canada is committed to supporting and advancing 2SLGBTQ+ rights worldwide.

Canada-Argentina Diplomatic Relations

Since 1940, Canada and Argentina have maintained diplomatic relations. Both states share similar perspectives on numerous global issues, such as peacekeeping, nuclear non-proliferation, human rights, the environment, and democracy.

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The Association for Canadian Studies in Argentina, founded in 1990, maintains seven centers throughout the nation.

Its membership consists of academic and research experts in a wide range of fields, including former Canadian academic fellows, alumni, institutions, and individuals who wish to develop projects related to Canada.

Moreover, the Canadian Embassy in Argentina administers the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, which provides funding for projects of fair scope.

Since 2007, Canada has supported projects in Argentina relating to climate change and sustainable development, gender equality, and human rights.

Further, the Argentine-Canadian Chamber of Commerce has been in operation since 1977. It was set up to help grow and strengthen ties between its members.

It aims to provide support to both Canadian and Argentine business communities. Presently, the chamber is particularly active, and its membership represents significant two‑way trade and investment interests.

It also supports jobs, commercial and technology development, and economic growth in both countries.