Canada Concerned by Lawlessness in Libya

May 3, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada is increasingly concerned over the persistent lawlessness in Libya, notably the armed groups that have besieged a number of government offices.

“The Libyan revolution brought freedom to the Libyan people who have since embarked on a path toward full democracy and respect for the rule of law and human rights. The actions of a few risk these important achievements.

“Canada fully supports the government of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and calls on the Libyan government to exercise its proper authority in ensuring stability and security for its citizens and members of the diplomatic and business communities.”

- 30 -

For further information, media representatives may contact:

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-995-1874
Follow us on Twitter: @DFAIT_MAECI