Canada Supports Continuation of Peace Talks

(No. 329 – October 9, 2010 – 8:00 p.m. ET) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement encouraging Israel and the Palestinian Authority to continue peace talks:

“Canada is encouraged by the parties’ resolve to continue their participation in direct peace talks, and supports U.S. efforts to create the conditions to put the negotiations on track.

“Canada believes that a comprehensive agreement negotiated between the parties, resulting in two states living in peace and security, is the only way to achieve lasting stability in the region.

“It is vital that the international community support the parties’ sustained engagement in this process despite the challenges that exist. Canada stands ready to assist in any way that would be helpful.”

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