Canada Welcomes Successful Conclusion of NDC

30 January 2014 /

Canada has welcomed on Thursday the successful conclusion of Yemen's National Dialogue Conference.

In a statement released by Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, he congratulated President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the delegates to the National Dialogue Conference on their historic breakthrough in Yemen’s political transition.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued the following statement congratulating the Yemeni people on the National Dialogue Conference:

“I applaud President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and the delegates to the National Dialogue Conference on their historic breakthrough in Yemen’s political transition. While the country faces extremely difficult economic and security challenges, the people of Yemen have clearly spoken for a more open society that respects freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

“Canada congratulates Yemen on the Conference’s important recommendation to ban child, early and forced marriages, a subject on which I co-hosted a signature event during the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. This and other recommendations, including those to establish an anti-corruption agency and to ensure that more women are included in public office, are key steps in building an inclusive democracy and assuring the rule of law.

“Canada remains staunchly supportive of Yemen in this transition. Yemen’s new commitment to federalism is a key step toward free and fair democratic elections, one that Canada strongly supports.”




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