Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on Srebrenica Memorial Day


July 11, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Today marks 25 years since the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“Canada honours the memory of the victims, including the more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys who were killed, and we mourn alongside their families and loved ones.

“We join our voices to those who continue to push for truth and justice ever since this painful and horrific episode.

“As a member of the Peace Implementation Council, Canada remains committed to supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina on its path to reconciliation and supports its development as a stable, economically viable and multi-ethnic democracy.

“Canada condemns all war crimes unequivocally. We must always remain vigilant against the perils of prejudice and intolerance.”


Syrine Khoury
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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