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Mitchell Sharp Expresses Anger at Massive Outrage of Air Piracy

Mitchell Sharp, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, yesterday voiced the anger of the Canadian government and people at the latest “massive outrage of air piracy” by Arab terrorists which has brought the lives of “hundreds of innocent non-involved people into danger and caused them unnecessary suffering and distress.” In a statement to the press. Mr. Sharp said “criminal” acts of this kind which menace the security of air travel everywhere are of “vital concern to Canada” and a “direct threat to the safety of Canadians” who are among the world’s most extensive travelers. He said Canada was deeply involved in the “initiatives” taking place in the UN and particularly in the international civil aviation organizations where “we have been playing an active part.” Mr. Sharp said Canada was pursuing as a matter of the “utmost urgency” the search for a solution to the problems posed by air piracy and air sabotage.

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