June 16, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:
“On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my deepest condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, and to the people of Saudi Arabia, on the death of the Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud.
“Saudi Arabia has lost an honourable man of great achievement who has dedicated his life to the security and prosperity of the people of Saudi Arabia.
“Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud successfully oversaw a modernization effort within the Ministry of Interior and helped forge strong cooperative ties on security matters between Canada and Saudi Arabia. Under his leadership, Saudi Arabia has made significant progress in rooting out terrorism and extremism in the region.”
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