The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, acting in his capacity of 2010 chair of the G8 foreign ministers and on the ministers’ behalf, today issued the following statement:
“G8 foreign ministers today strongly condemned the cowardly terrorist attacks on the Moscow subway that took place earlier this morning, and which have killed numerous innocent civilians and injured dozens more.
“Ministers expressed their deepest sympathy to all who have been injured or bereaved by these attacks, and called for the prosecution of all those responsible. They vowed that they would continue to collaborate to thwart and constrain terrorists, and to work for a world that is safe for all, based on the principles of democracy, and respect for the rule of law and for human rights. The ministers reiterated their commitment to further enhance the central role of the United Nations and to adhere to its Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.“G8 foreign ministers will meet later today in Gatineau, Quebec, to discuss critical global security challenges, including terrorism.”