Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, saying that the events of July 1995 were a dark period in history that we must never forget.
“Today Canada joins communities and countries around the world to pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the Srebrenica genocide. This is a dark period of history that we must never forget. And as we mark the 25th anniversary of this tragedy, we vow to remember and honour those who unjustly suffered and lost their lives. We mourn with the families, friends, and loved ones of the victims and pay tribute to the survivors who continue to live with these painful memories and who keep fighting for truth and justice.
On reste un membre engagé du Conseil de mise en œuvre de la paix. Et on continue d’aider la Bosnie Herzegovine à instaurer une démocratie stable, multiethnique et viable sur le plan économique. On réaffirme aussi notre engagement à bâtir un monde où il n’y a plus de discrimination et personne n’est victime de persécution.
Today and every day we must reflect and learn from these dark periods in human history and together we must all stand firm against hatred, intolerance and discrimination. Because by standing up for human rights around the world we will honour the victims and make sure atrocities like this never happen again. To Bosniaks in Canada and around the world: Canada stands with you and mourns with you today. Merci, thank you,” Trudeau said in his video message.