(No. 201 - July 13, 2011 - 1:15 a.m. ET) John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, today made the following statement after a large explosion in Cyprus:
"I wish to express, on behalf of all Canadians, Canada’s deep regret and most sincere condolences to those who lost loved ones in a deadly explosion at Mari, Cyprus.
"May the 12 brave souls who died rest in peace, and may those who were injured recover fully and quickly.
"Canada hopes the after effects of this tragedy will be short lived. We stand with the people of Cyprus in spirit at this time of national introspection."
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