Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), concluded a successful visit to Europe on May 6, 2022.
The minister visited Belgium, France, and Poland and met with key European allies and European Union (EU) partners to discuss the ongoing crises in Ukraine and Afghanistan, reaffirming Canada’s commitment to helping the most vulnerable people in the world.
Minister Fraser is pleased that Canada and the EU will continue to work together on addressing ongoing humanitarian issues in Ukraine and Afghanistan, as well as refugee protection, economic migration, and successful integration of immigrants.
During the minister's visit to Poland, he met with Pawel Szefernaker, deputy minister of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration of the Republic of Poland, as well as officials from Lublin, Poland to discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine and our efforts to support Ukrainian refugees.
Sean Fraser looks forward to the continued partnership between Canada and the European Union as we address humanitarian issues in Ukraine and Afghanistan, as well as refugee protection, economic migration, and successful integration of newcomers.