Statement by Foreign Affairs Minister on Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302

March 10, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“I was shocked and saddened to learn that 157 people, including 18 Canadian citizens, based on available information, died in the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crash today. On behalf of the Canadian government, I extend my deepest condolences to all those who lost loved ones in this terrible plane crash.

“The Canadian government is working closely with its Ethiopian counterparts. Canadian consular officials were immediately deployed to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport today and are working with Ethiopian government agencies to ascertain the facts and to ensure that we can provide the most effective support to Canadian families at this difficult time.

“Friends and relatives in Canada seeking information about Canadian citizens believed to be on board flight ET302 should contact Global Affairs Canada’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre. You can do so by calling 613-996-8885 or 1-800-387-3124 (toll-free) or by sending an email to sos@international.gc.ca. Canadian citizens in Ethiopia requiring consular assistance should contact the Canadian embassy in Addis Ababa at 251 11 317 00 00 or call (collect) Global Affairs Canada’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre at 1 613 996 8885.”

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