International affairs are shifting like “tectonic plates,” says Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, and Canada must show up at “every single” international table to counterbalance aggressive actors — even if she doesn’t want to sit beside them.
“I don’t feel like sitting next to [Russian Foreign Minister Sergey] Lavrov, actually,” Joly said in an interview with CBC Radio’s The House. But such meetings can offer opportunities to isolate Russia internationally and counter Russian propaganda, she said.
Joly pointed to an international meeting this summer where G7 foreign ministers refused to have their picture taken with Lavrov, who then exited the summit early.
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