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Statement by Canadian Foreign Minister Dion on crash of EgyptAir flight MS804

22 May 2016 at 00:42 | 1575 views

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Friday May 20, 2016 issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims on board EgyptAir flight MS804, travelling from Paris to Cairo.

“Based on the information currently available, we confirm that two Canadian citizens are among the passengers on this flight. We are providing consular assistance to the families and Canadian officials are working closely with the authorities to confirm whether there were any additional Canadian citizens on board. Consular officials were immediately deployed to the airport and reached out to government agencies to ascertain the facts and provide the most effective support to families. Global Affairs Canada is also working with French and Egyptian counterparts as well as other impacted countries to assess the situation and consider any requests for support.

“Friends and relatives in Canada seeking information about Canadian citizens believed to be on board should contact Global Affairs Canada’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre by calling 613-996-8885 or 1-800-387-3124 (toll-free from the U.S. and Canada only) or by sending an email to sos@international.gc.ca.

Canadian citizens in Egypt requiring consular assistance should contact the Canadian Embassy in Cairo at +20 2 2461 2200 or call (collect) the Global Affairs Canada’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre at +1 613 996-8885.”

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