Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held discussions regarding the India-Canada diplomatic standoff with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and emphasized the significance of upholding the "rule of law."
During their telephone conversation on Monday, both addressed the current situation in Israel, expressing mutual concern about safeguarding civilian lives.
"On the phone today, His Highness @MohamedBinZayed and I spoke about the current situation in Israel. We expressed our deep concern and discussed the need to protect civilian life," Trudeau shared on X. "We also spoke about India and the importance of upholding - and respecting - the rule of law," he added in his post.
On the phone today, His Highness @MohamedBinZayed and I spoke about the current situation in Israel. We expressed our deep concern and discussed the need to protect civilian life. We also spoke about India and the importance of upholding – and respecting – the rule of law.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 8, 2023
Last Friday, Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau updated UK PM Rishi Sunak on the situation concerning Canadian diplomats in India, as per a Downing Street statement.
Last month, Canada expelled New Delhi’s head of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)— India's foreign intelligence agency—stationed in Ottawa accusing India’s involvement in the killing of a Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June.
The already strained relations between Ottawa and New Delhi took a dramatic new low.. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau informed an emergency session of the parliamentary opposition that his government had credible evidence linking Indian agents to the killing of Khalistan leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, in June in British Columbia.
He called in the strongest possible terms for the Indian government to cooperate in clearing up the matter.