Algeria supports Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic row with Canada

Pakistan supports Saudi Arabia in tussle with Canada

Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, speaks to the media following NAFTA renegotiations in Montreal, Quebec.

Nevertheless, he highlighted that Canada continues to "engage diplomatically and politically" with Saudi Arabia, saying that the country has "respect for [Saudi's] importance in the world and recognize [s] that they have made progress on a number of important issues".

Germany and Sweden previously were targets of Saudi backlashes for calling out the kingdom over human rights abuses. Ottawa also planned to reach out to regional heavyweight the United Arab Emirates and Britain, which has strong historical ties to Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties has announced its support and participation in the efforts being exerted by the concerned committees to address the situation of Saudi students on scholarship in Canada.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood firm, saying: "Canada will always speak strongly and clearly in private and in public on questions of human rights ... at home and overseas, wherever we see the need".

He further said, "Pakistan is following with enormous concern the crisis in the relations between Saudi Arabia and Canada and places on record its solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia".

The Prime Minister said that Freeland held extensive talks with her Saudi counterpart, Adel Al-Jubeir, on Tuesday, without giving further details.

Saudi Arabia, angered by Canada's demand last week that jailed activists in the kingdom be freed immediately, expelled the Canadian ambassador, blocked imports of Canadian grain and ended state-backed educational and medical programs in Canada.

At the same time, Trudeau explained that the diplomatic talks with Riyadh would continue, "but without taking a single step back from the criticism of the Foreign Minister regarding the arrest of Saudi activists". "They need to resolve it together", US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a briefing on Wednesday.

Noting that he doesn't think that it's "a big surprise for anyone" that Canada remains firm in its defense of human rights, Trudeau added that he will never "impose on another country what their reaction should be or what their responses should be", implicitly making a dig at Saudi Arabia's reaction to his own country's comments.

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