Statement Article from  Global Affairs Canada

Foreign Minister condemns terrorist bombings in Afghanistan

January 11, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“I was outraged to learn of a series of brazen terrorist bombings across Afghanistan yesterday that took the lives of more than 50 people and injured many more. Among those killed were five diplomats of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), as well as the Deputy Governor of the province of Kandahar. The Ambassador of the U.A.E., the Governor of Kandahar, Afghan parliamentarians and many Afghan civilians are among the injured.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to express our profound condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

“Canada condemns these acts in the strongest terms and will continue to work with our partners to fight terrorism in all its forms.

“Canada supports the Government of Afghanistan in its efforts to improve security. These bombings underscore the continuing need to counter extremism, support efforts at achieving peace and spread messages of tolerance, inclusion and hope.”


Chantal Gagnon
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Media Relations Office
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