On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan about the ongoing situation in the Middle East.
The Prime Minister and the King expressed deep concern over the ongoing dire humanitarian situation in Gaza. They stressed the importance of upholding international humanitarian law, ensuring humanitarian access to the affected areas, and protecting civilians.
Prime Minister Trudeau reaffirmed Canada’s humanitarian support to Palestinians including through the recent announcement of an additional $40 million in funding to address urgent needs stemming from the ongoing crisis in the Gaza.
The Prime Minister re-iterated the need for a path to secure lasting peace for Israelis and Palestinians, underscoring Canada’s enduring support for a two-state solution, and emphasized the right of Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace, security, and dignity, without fear.
The two leaders also discussed the regional security implications of the conflict and ongoing efforts toward de-escalation.
Prime Minister Trudeau and His Majesty King Abdullah II agreed to remain in close contact as the situation continues to evolve.