March 20, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, today issued the following statement:
“We were saddened to learn of President [Zillur] Rahman’s passing.
“He will be remembered as someone who fought for democracy and for the betterment of the lives of his fellow citizens.
“On behalf of all Canadians, we express our deepest condolences to the people of Bangladesh and to President Rahman’s family and friends in particular. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this most difficult time.”
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