(No. 320 - October 28, 2009 - 1:15 p.m. EDT) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement condemning the bombing in Peshawar, the latest in a series of terrorist attacks in Pakistan:
"Canada condemns this latest brutal attack on the people of Pakistan. We extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. That many of the victims of today’s attack were innocent women and children is particularly heinous.
"We commend the Government of Pakistan for its will to maintain the fight against violent extremist groups. Canada supports the government’s resolve to bring peace and stability to the country. We will continue to work with Pakistan and our allies to help Pakistan meet the challenges it faces.
"Canada is committed to promoting freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law."
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