| 22 July 2024, Monday |

Trudeau provokes India again, mentions ‘importance of upholding law’ during talks with Jordan King

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once more engaged the international community in the ongoing dispute between Canada and India.
Just a day after he made headlines for speaking to the United Arab Emirates, President Mohamed Bin Zayed about India and the “importance of upholding law,” Trudeau on Monday spoke along the same lines to King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein.
In what could be considered a fresh provocation, Trudeau on Monday provided the Jordan king with an update on the situation between Canada and India.

As per a Canadian Government press release, during the conversation he underscored the importance of “respecting the rule of law and the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations”.

Other topics of discussion
During his conversation with Jordan King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, the Canadian PM also made mention of the ongoing situation in Israel. Unequivocally condemning Hamas’ large-scale attack on Israel, he said, “Canada fully supports Israel’s right to defend itself.”

He also noted “his grave concern about the atrocities that have been committed and that Canada is in touch with its international partners to monitor the situation and restore peace and security in the region.”

The two leaders also shared “their concerns” over the escalation and loss of civilian life.

‘Rule of law’
Previously, taking to X, the Canadian PM had revealed that during a phone call with the UAE President, the two leaders “spoke about India and the importance of upholding – and respecting – the rule of law.”
“Prime Minister Trudeau updated on the situation relating to Canadian diplomats in India,” said a Downing Street statement.

“The Prime Minister [Sunak] reaffirmed the UK’s position that all countries should respect sovereignty and the rule of law, including the principles of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. He hoped to see a de-escalation in the situation and agreed to remain in contact with Prime Minister Trudeau on the next steps,” it added.

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