Statement by Minister Baird on Protests in Malawi

(No. 209 - July 22, 2011 - Noon ET) John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, today issued the following statement on the violent repression of protests in Malawi:

"Canada shares the concerns voiced by many Malawians and the international community regarding the street violence and the military repression of popular protests in several Malawian cities. We strongly support the people of Malawi’s fight against poverty and their efforts to build a better society. Canada calls on the Government of Malawi to exercise restraint and avoid any acts that could lead to further escalation of the tension."

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