Canada in talks with Saudis to end rift

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Canada Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau: says country in talks with Saudi Arabia over diplomatic standoff

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is engaging diplomatically with Saudi Arabia but isn’t backing down on concerns about human rights

His comments come two weeks into a spat over Ottawa’s calls for the release of Saudi activists from detention.

“We continue to engage diplomatically with Saudi Arabia, I think it’s important to have positive relationships with countries around the world,” Trudeau told reporters after Cabinet meetings in British Columbia on Thursday.

*Reported by Reuters

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