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Rishi Sunak Calls for De-escalation of India-Canada Diplomatic Row in Talks with Trudeau

British Prime Minister Urges Respect for Rule of Law Amidst Diplomatic Standoff

London, Agencies:  British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has expressed his hope for a de-escalation of the ongoing India-Canada diplomatic row during a call with his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau. The conversation was primarily dominated by the standoff stemming from the killing of a Sikh separatist leader in June.

A Downing Street statement confirmed that the British Indian leader spoke to Prime Minister Trudeau on Friday evening and was briefed on the situation concerning Canadian diplomats in India. During the call, both leaders agreed to maintain open lines of communication.

Rishi Sunak reiterated the UK’s stance on respecting the rule of law, emphasizing the importance of all countries adhering to the principles of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which includes respecting sovereignty. He expressed his desire to witness a de-escalation in the ongoing situation and committed to remaining in contact with Prime Minister Trudeau to discuss the next steps.

The diplomatic row between India and Canada has garnered international attention, and various nations have called for a peaceful resolution to the tensions. The UK’s commitment to upholding the rule of law and diplomatic conventions underlines its efforts to contribute to a constructive resolution to the dispute.

As the situation unfolds, diplomatic channels remain open for discussions, with the hope that a peaceful resolution can be reached, fostering stability and cooperation among nations.



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