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Canada offers condolences following fire in Khobar

August 31, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Tom MacDonald, Canada’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, today released the following statement:

“On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my condolences to those who have lost friends and family members as a result of the fire in Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

“Canadian citizens currently in Saudi Arabia requiring emergency consular assistance should contact the Embassy of Canada in Riyadh by calling +966 (11) 488-2288, or call collect to the 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada at 613-996-8885. An email can also be sent to

“Canadian consular officials are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information and are providing assistance to those affected and their families during this difficult time.”


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