Canada calls for de-escalation between India and Pakistan

Chrystia Freeland

CHRYSTIA Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday urged India and Pakistan to “exercise maximum restraint and avoid any further military escalation.”
She said Canada was “gravely concerned” about rising tensions between the two countries.
Freeland added: “Dialogue between India and Pakistan is needed to identify a durable diplomatic solution and maintain peace and security in the region.
“Canada remains steadfast in its support of the global fight against terrorism. We are committed to working with India, Pakistan and our international partners in this effort.”

Many are wondering why it took so long for Canada to react to the tense situation in South Asia.