This Web page has been archived on the Web

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

Canada Condemns Violence in Tripoli

November 16, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada condemns the recent violence in Tripoli, in particular the attacks against civilians, and calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities. Canada extends its condolences and sympathies to the families of the innocent victims of the fighting.

“Events over the past two days have clearly demonstrated that the existence of armed militias operating outside of state control continues to drive instability in Libya. Efforts to advance disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of militia fighters must be accelerated.

“The sacrifices made during the Revolution must not be squandered. Completing the democratic transition will require all Libyans to stand together in support of a stable, secure and prosperous country.”

- 30 -

For further information, media representatives may contact:

Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
613-995-1874
media@international.gc.ca
Follow us on Twitter: @DFATDCanada