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Canada’s and Iran’s foreign ministers to meet on Friday

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Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the International Coordination and Response Group for the families of the victims of the Ukraine International flight which crashed in Iran, at the High Commission of Canada in London, Britain January 16, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday to discuss Tehran’s shooting down of a Ukrainian airline last week, killing all 176 people on board, including 57 Canadians.

The two will meet in Muscat, Oman, Champagne’s spokesman Adam Austen said. It will be the third time that they will have spoken since the disaster, despite Canada having broken off diplomatic relations with Iran in 2012.

Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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via Reuters