June 1, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada Minister Champagne and his counterparts agreed to continue communicating and reiterated their commitment to the global response to COVID-19. The ministers discussed the impacts of COVID-19, including the response of the World Health Organization and its plans to conduct an independent review of the global response to the pandemic. They also spoke about issues of shared concern, including the situation in Hong Kong. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with his counterparts from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The ministers agreed that a shared priority would be to ensure the stability of supply chains, as well as the procurement of personal protective equipment and medical supplies.