Statement Article from  Global Affairs Canada

Canada welcomes historic Japan-Korea agreement

December 29, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Canada welcomes the agreement reached yesterday in Seoul between the governments of Japan and the Republic of Korea on the issue of ‘comfort women,’ who were subject to terrible experiences during WWII. The leaders of both governments have shown a laudable commitment to arriving at a historic resolution to this sensitive problem through negotiation and reconciliation.

“Canada shares this commitment to resolve complex historical matters through dialogue and negotiation.

“Canada congratulates both parties on this agreement and the opening of a new chapter in Japan-Korea relations.”

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