JIS News

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Kenneth Baugh, has offered condolences to Canada, on the recent deaths of four soldiers in Afghanistan.
Speaking with Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lawrence Cannon, on March 24, in Ottawa, Canada, Dr. Baugh expressed regrets on behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica for Canada’s loss.
“We are all shaken up by it,” said Dr. Baugh to his Canadian counterpart. “And we’re sorry the soldiers had to make the ultimate sacrifice,” he added.
Minister Cannon thanked the Deputy Prime Minister for his kind words.
The four soldiers who were killed in two separate bomb explosions on Friday, March 20, bring to 116 the total number Canadian soldiers killed since Canada first sent troops to Afghanistan.
A day earlier, while on a tour of Canada’s Parliament Hill, Dr. Baugh visited The Memorial Chamber, which is dedicated to the memory of Canadians who have died in military conflict. The Chamber houses several books of Remembrance, listing the names of all Canadians who have lost their lives in service to the country.
Dr. Baugh is on an official visit to Canada, meeting with Canadian officials and members of the Jamaican community, in Ottawa and Toronto.

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