Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso in Africa last Sunday, killing 18 people, including two Canadians.
In a statement, Trudeau said, “Canada strongly condemns this heinous attack. People should not have to live in fear over their safety and security — no matter where they call home or where they travel. We will continue to work closely with the international community to fight terrorism and bring those responsible to justice.”
Trudeau said he was deeply saddened that 18 people, including two Canadians, were killed during a terrorist attack on a popular restaurant in downtown Ouagadougou, adding “these cowardly acts seek to instill fear and divide us. In the face of hatred, we must stand united in the values of diversity, openness, and inclusion.”
In the statement, the Canadian prime minister also offered condolences to the families and friends of those killed and wished a speedy recovery to all those injured.
Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation in West Africa. Canada and Burkina Faso established diplomatic relations in 1962.
Canada is the country’s largest foreign investor. Bilateral trade between the two countries totalled 72 million U.S.dollars in 2015.