Canada calls for de-escalation between India and Pakistan

Statement

February 27, 2019 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

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

“Canada is gravely concerned about rising tensions between India and Pakistan. We urge both sides to exercise maximum restraint and avoid any further military escalation.

“Dialogue between India and Pakistan is needed to identify a durable diplomatic solution and maintain peace and security in the region.

“Canada remains steadfast in its support of the global fight against terrorism. We are committed to working with India, Pakistan and our international partners in this effort.”

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Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
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