Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism


August 21, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

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

“Today, we remember the thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been brutally taken by senseless acts of terror. We honour their memory by restating our support for efforts at the United Nations to address the global threat of terrorism and promote peace and security, working toward this end with our bilateral and international partners. 

“Every life lost to terrorism strengthens our resolve to prevent the spread of violence and to work harder on conflict resolution around the world.

“As we work to rid the world of this serious threat to international peace and security, we remain ever mindful that terrorism is not particular to any specific religion, nationality, culture or ethnic group. What those who seek to terrorize have in common is a distinct lack of respect for their fellow human beings and a complete disregard for human life.

“On this inaugural International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, we stand in solidarity with all those whose lives have been forever changed by acts of terror and pay homage to those who have been lost to such violence.”


Adam Austen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Media Relations Office
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