Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the situation in Honduras

Statements

December 10, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

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

“Canada is closely following the post-election situation in Honduras. We lament the deaths and injuries that have occurred as a result of violence following the election. Those responsible must be held accountable.

“Canada supports the important work of the Organization of American States (OAS) and EU electoral observer missions in Honduras  We welcome the Supreme Electoral Tribunal's efforts to implement all the recommendations of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission and call upon it to continue until all recommendations are implemented.

“Canada calls upon the Honduran authorities to reinstate constitutional rights and guarantees without delay. Democratic principles, human rights and the rule of law must be upheld.”

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