Canada supports military action in support of the recognized government of Yemen
March 27, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued a statement on the situation in Yemen:
“Canada is concerned by the deteriorating situation in Yemen resulting from the ongoing military actions taken by Houthi rebels against the elected government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah. These actions are fueling the widespread instability and chaos that is exacerbating Yemen’s growing humanitarian crisis and threatening regional stability.
“Canada supports the military action by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] partners and others to defend Saudi Arabia’s border and to protect Yemen’s recognized government at the request of the Yemeni president.
“Canada has a strong and diverse relationship with GCC members and stands behind the recognized government of Yemen. We are monitoring developments closely and are in close contact with our partners and allies in the region.
“We strongly urge the Houthis to immediately halt their provocative military actions, and we urge all parties to return to negotiations.
“Canada continues to stand by the Yemeni people during this difficult and uncertain time.”
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