Justin Trudeau has confronted Saudi Arabia’s insisting behavior to take up Canada’s calls for releasing the jailed civil rights activists. He also emphasized that the country will continue working for defending human rights worldwide, signifying the rising diplomatic relations of the 2 countries will continue.
While talking for the first time since the issue came, the Canadian prime minister stated the officials from this government are working their best to streamline what he termed “a diplomatic difference of opinion”.
The PM mentioned that the foreign minister of the country had a discussion with Saudi’s minister on the issue on Tuesday, but he did not reveal the content of their discussion.
“We continue to engage diplomatically and politically with the government of Saudi Arabia,” Trudeau voiced to reporters on Wednesday. “We have respect for their importance in the world and recognise that they have made progress on a number of important issues.”
He though, remained firm in his opinion to press Saudi Arabia on the human rights work. “We will, at the same time, continue to speak clearly and firmly on issues of human rights at home and abroad wherever we see the need.”
The remarks of the Canadian prime minister came after the foreign minister of the Kingdom stated the row as a “matter of national security,” mentioning to reporters that Saudi Arabia was still opting added measure in contrast to Canada.
“Canada needs to fix its big mistake,” Adel al-Jubeir said in a news conference in Riyadh. “There is nothing to mediate. A mistake has been made and a mistake should be corrected.”
“We have always said that the politicisation of human rights matters is unacceptable,” Maria Zakharova, a representative for Russia’s foreign ministry, told journalists on Wednesday. “What one probably needs in this situation is constructive advice and assistance rather than criticism from a ‘moral superior’,” she stated.
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