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

News release

February 4, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The International Coordination and Response Group for the victims of Flight PS752 held its fifth meeting yesterday by teleconference.

The participants were representatives of:

  • Canada
  • Afghanistan
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

All countries used the opportunity to update on their respective repatriation processes.

Importantly, they agreed on the need for continued pressure to secure closure, accountability, transparency and justice for the victims of flight PS752.

All countries are concerned with Iran’s failure to release the black boxes. Annex 13 to the Convention on Civil Aviation requires this take place without delay. Iran must release the black boxes immediately as a demonstration of continued willingness to have a full and transparent account of this event.

Minister Champagne shared with the group that he had made an official approach to the International Civil Aviation Organization on this matter with Transport Minister Marc Garneau last Friday.

Furthermore, all participants are committed to finding common ground on legal options for negotiations with Iran regarding its responsibility in this act in order to bring justice, including equal compensation to the families of the victims of flight PS752.

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Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Syrine.Khoury@international.gc.ca

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