Statement on protests in Kazakhstan


January 6, 2022 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Canada is closely monitoring the situation in Kazakhstan. We emphasize the importance of upholding democratic values, respecting human rights, and refraining from violence and destruction.

 “We extend our condolences to those grieving the lives that have already been lost.

 “Canada calls for restraint and de-escalation. We urge that the situation in Kazakhstan be resolved quickly and through peaceful dialogue.”


Maeva Proteau
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Media Relations Office
Global Affairs Canada
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