OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON
NOVEMBER 18, 2023
Secretary Blinken’s Call with Canadian Foreign Minister Joly
The following is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Joly discussed the Israel-Hamas conflict and ongoing efforts to protect civilians, increase the flow of humanitarian relief, prevent the conflict from widening, and secure the release of hostages, including U.S. and Canadian citizens. The Secretary and Foreign Minister also discussed efforts to ensure the safe passage of foreign nationals and critically wounded out of Gaza. They also reaffirmed the importance of the U.S.-Canada relationship to security and prosperity in the region and around the world.