Minister John Baird Participates in First Friends of Syria Meeting

Minister John Baird Participates in First Friends of Syria Meeting

February 24, 2012 - Tunis - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird joined his counterparts from more than 50 countries in Tunis to address the emerging humanitarian crisis in Syria. Minister Baird announced a further $1.5-million contribution by Canada to help alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria.

The creation of the Friends of Syria group is a demonstration of the solidarity of the international community with the people of Syria in the face of the senseless violence being unleashed by the Assad regime against Syrians calling peacefully for change.

For the full transcript of the intervention, visit Address by Minister Baird at the Friends of Syria Meeting.