The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau on the margins of the Arctic Council Ministerial. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Garneau discussed working together on shared global challenges, including combating COVID-19, protecting the climate, and upholding the rules-based international order. Secretary Blinken expressed his appreciation for Canada’s hemispheric leadership in promoting stability and democracy in Nicaragua and Haiti. They also spoke about ending arbitrary detentions in state-to-state relations and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Finally, they discussed ongoing intensive efforts to bring an end to the violence in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.