Readout: Minister of Foreign Affairs meets with Iran’s foreign minister 

News release

February 14, 2020 - Munich, Germany - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran.

Minister Champagne reiterated that Canada is seeking closure, accountability, transparency and justice for the victims of this tragedy, including a thorough, credible and transparent investigation.

The two also discussed the download and analysis of PS752’s black boxes. Minister Champagne reiterated that the preferred option of the International Coordination and Response Group is for Iran to make use of the facilities offered by France, which possesses the technical capacity to perform this work.

Minister Champagne also stressed the importance of a fair and equitable compensation settlement for the families of the victims, based on international standards.

The two agreed to remain in close touch.

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

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