Minister Joly speaks with Minister Riad Malki of the Palestinian Authority


October 14, 2023 - Amman, Jordan - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke on the phone with His Excellency Dr. Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Palestinian Authority.

Minister Joly expressed Canada’s grave concern with the humanitarian situation in Gaza and its devastating impact on Palestinian civilians. She condemned Hamas, which does not represent the Palestinian people. She extended her condolences for the Palestinian civilians who have lost their lives and reiterated that all parties must respect international humanitarian law. The Minister highlighted Canada’s recent initial announcement of $10 million in humanitarian funding to help address the urgent needs of civilians.

The ministers discussed the importance of establishing a humanitarian corridor in Gaza as soon as possible as well as the need for the international community to work together to address the dire humanitarian situation. They agreed that the protection of civilians is paramount.

Minister Joly and Minister Malki committed to remain in close contact as the situation evolves.

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