Canada Condemns Pakistan Bombings

(No. 143 - May 28, 2009)The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement condemning recent bombings in Pakistan that have killed and injured many people:

“Canada strongly condemns these cowardly attacks. These bombings are horrific examples of the violent methods that the Taliban is prepared to use against the people of Pakistan.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of these attacks, and wish the injured a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

“Canada is committed to ensuring peace and security in the region. We remain deeply concerned about the safety and security of civilians in the conflict-affected areas in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan.”

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