August 13, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:
“Canada welcomes the United Nations Security Council decision to strengthen the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) and stands behind any and all related efforts to implement an arms embargo in concert with the international community. A strengthened UNMISS is key to the protection of civilians and re-establishment of peace.
“Regional and international cooperation is imperative in maintaining a durable peace, and Canada welcomes the coordinated response by the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development to address the conflict in South Sudan.
“Canada will continue to monitor developments closely, particularly the human rights situation, and will be engaging with partners to determine how to continue to best support the peace process.”
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