August 5, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:
“Canada condemns this cowardly attack without reservation and supports efforts to bring those responsible to justice.
“Canada stands with the people and Government of Egypt in combatting such deplorable acts of terrorism. Canada stands ready to support Egypt to improve the security situation in the region.
“We fundamentally believe that a secure Sinai Peninsula will lead to greater stability in the wider region.
“On behalf of all Canadians, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those killed in these attacks, and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured.”
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