Statement by Minister Paradis: Canada condemns killings in Afghanistan

Canada vigorously condemns the heinous execution of five members of the International Rescue Committee and one member of the National Solidarity Programme by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

On behalf of all Canadians, I extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed and to their colleagues at the International Rescue Committee and National Solidarity Programme who courageously work to provide humanitarian and development assistance to those in need in Afghanistan.

Canada calls upon all parties to ensure safe and unhindered access for humanitarian and development personnel who are providing critical assistance to the Afghan people.

Christian Paradis
Minister of International Development