canada will reinforce a rules based international order freeland says

Canada will reinforce a ‘rules-based international order,’ Freeland says

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Canada will continue to meet with like-minded nations as it aims to bridge divides between countries at a time of simmering international tensions, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said from Germany on Saturday.READ MORE: Freeland says she pushed for end to steel, aluminum tariffs in meeting with Nancy Pelosi
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The approach is necessary as Canada strives to reinforce the “rules-based international order,” Freeland said in a conference call with reporters as she wrapped up her time at the Munich Security Conference.“We also think we need to … bring together specific coalitions around specific issues,” she said, listing the Lima Group – which helped empower Venezuela’s opposition in its fight against President Nicolas Maduro – as an example of Canada doing just that.The group helped identify the politician Canada and its allies recognize as Venezuela’s real leader, Juan Guaido, as a contender to bring down Maduro’s regime.WATCH: Freeland says coalition against ISIS is ‘succeeding’ but fight is not over