Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

May 13, 2008 21:39 ET

Statement By Minister Bernier on Jaipur Bombings

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today condemned the series of bombings that occurred on Tuesday in the historic Indian city of Jaipur.

"These terrorist bombings, which occurred in crowded market areas and near a temple, are a deplorable act of violence against innocent civilians. On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives, and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured. We are working with the Indian authorities to determine whether any Canadians have been directly affected by these events.

"We stand firmly united with the Government of India, a proud and strong democracy, in condemning these acts of terror.

"Canada and India have a shared commitment to freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Among our mutual priorities is close cooperation to fight terrorism."

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