Canadian leadership 'ill-informed': MEA on Justin Trudeau’s remark on farmers protest
New Delhi : Reacting sharply to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's remarks on ongoing farmers protests, Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that the Canadian leadership is 'ill-informed' and the comments are unwarranted; it is also best that diplomatic conversations aren’t misrepresented for political purposes.
"We’ve seen some ill-informed comments by Canadian leaders relating to farmers in India. These are unwarranted especially when pertaining to internal affairs of a democratic country. It’s also best that diplomatic conversations aren’t misrepresented for political purposes," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said in a statement.
The MEA’s reaction comes hours after Justin Trudeau, in a video message, said that Canada will always be there to defend the right of peaceful protest.
"The situation is concerning and we are all very worried about family and friends and I know that is a reality for many of you. Let me remind you, Canada will always be there to defend the right of peaceful protest," Trudeau had said.