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Source: Prime Minister of Canada – MIL OSI

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, about recent developments related to the Ukraine International Airlines tragedy in Iran.

The two leaders shared condolences for the terrible losses of Canadian, Afghan and other citizens in the tragedy.  They noted the grief and shock felt by the loved ones of the victims and how this is shared by all citizens in their countries.  Prime Minister Trudeau and President Ghani underlined the imperative of a thorough, credible, and transparent investigation into this tragedy and the priority of supporting the families of the victims and respecting their wishes.  They emphasized their commitment to close collaboration among the countries impacted, including through the International Coordination and Response Group for families of victims of PS752, which will be convened by Canada tomorrow in London, United Kingdom.    

The two leaders discussed the situation in the region and agreed on the importance of de-escalation and dialogue in order to reduce tensions and promote stability and security.  They looked forward to staying in touch and working together on these common priorities. 

MIL OSI Canada News