UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTOffice of Press Relations
For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 25, 2022
READOUT: Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Harjit Sajjan Minister of International Development of Canada
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:On February 24, 2022, Administrator Power met with Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development of Canada. They discussed Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine, and Administrator Power reiterated USAID’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Turning to humanitarian efforts to respond to the needs of the Ukrainian people, Administrator Power highlighted USAID’s deployment of a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to the region to lead U.S. relief efforts. She also noted that USAID has shifted its development programming to ramp up responses to cyber attacks, disinformation, threats to the energy sector, essential health needs, and the continued functioning of local and national government entities. Administrator Power said she looks forward to continuing the close U.S.-Canada bilateral cooperation to support Ukrainians suffering the incalculable effects of Russia’s incursion and occupation.