CanadaPoliticsWorld

Canada welcomes Gaza ceasefire vote at United Nations Security Council: Joly

X

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly says Canada welcomes the United Nations Security Council’s call for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas during Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Joly says Canada has been asking for a sustainable ceasefire since December.

The United States abstained from the vote on the resolution, which drew immediate protest from the Israeli prime minister.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned visit to Washington by a high-level delegation and accused the U.S. of “retreating” from what he calls a  “principled position.” 

The resolution passed 14-0 after the U.S. decided not to use its veto power.

The resolution demands the release of hostages, but does not make it a condition for the ceasefire for the month of Ramadan, which ends in April.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 25, 2024.

— With files from The Associated Press

The Canadian Press

LATEST

ENGLISH

STORIES

LATEST

ENGLISH STORIES

Two Listeria deaths were...
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie...
Trudeau outlines details of...
Premiers wrapping up Council...
SEE ALL ENGLISH CONTENT
  • PORTUGUESE ARABIC PORTUGUESE
  • ARABIC ITALIAN ARABIC ITALIAN
  • ENGLISH MANDARIN ENGLISH MANDARIN
  • MANDARIN FILIPINO MANDARIN FILIPINO

ABOUT


OMNI


TELEVISION


OMNI Television is Canada’s only multilingual and multicultural television broadcaster.

OMNI offers a wide range of locally produced and acquired programming in more than 40 languages, including news, current affairs and entertainment content in Arabic, Cantonese, Filipino, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Punjabi.

ABOUT US