Readout: Call of International Coordination and Response Group for victims of PS752

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January 20, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Members of the International Coordination and Response Group for the victims of PS752 held a call yesterday to update each other on the work they have been undertaking since their meeting last week at Canada House in London, United Kingdom.

Participants included representatives from Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan and the United Kingdom.

Minister Champagne updated the group on his meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, last week in Muscat, Oman. Vadym Prystaiko, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, also briefed the group on a meeting he held with his Iranian counterparts earlier in the day.

All countries noted that Iran is cooperating with foreign experts in the investigation to date. They emphasized that it is imperative that Iran allow for a thorough and credible international safety investigation into the causes of the crash. They insisted, furthermore, that Iran assume full responsibility, including by providing compensation.

Members of the ICRG call on Iran to move the black boxes to a facility with all of the technology and expertise required to quickly and reliably download and analyze the data without delay, as prescribed by Annex 13 of the International Convention on Civil Aviation. Iran has indicated it is willing to do so.

All countries agreed to remain in close contact as they pursue closure, accountability, transparency and justice for the families and loved ones of the victims.

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