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"Canada will stand up for human rights" says minister amid Saudi Arabia row

Canada is "seriously concerned" about Saudi Arabia's freeze of new trade between the countries, but standing its ground on human rights comments which set off a diplomatic row, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.


Reuters Last Updated at 06 Aug 2018, 18:08 IST
"Canada will stand up for human rights" says minister amid Saudi Arabia row

Canada is "seriously concerned" about Saudi Arabia's freeze of new trade between the countries, but standing its ground on human rights comments which set off a diplomatic row, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.

"Canada will always stand up for the protection of human rights, very much including women's rights, and freedom of expression around the world," said Marie-Pier Baril, adding that Canada was "seeking greater clarity" from the Saudi government.

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