Readout: Foreign Affairs Minister speaks with Foreign Minister of Iran

Statement

January 9, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, had a phone call last night.

The two exchanged condolences for the victims of the crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 from both their countries.

Minister Champagne stressed the need for Canadian officials to be quickly granted access to Iran to provide consular services, help with identification of the deceased and take part in the investigation of the crash.

Minister Champagne said that Canada and Canadians have many questions which will need to be answered.

Minister Champagne also condemned Iranian strikes targeting bases in Iraq where Coalition forces, including Canadians, are stationed.

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