Foreign policy analysts anticipate additional Saudi sanctions against Canada, in addition to freezing of trade relations between the two countries. This means suspending scholarships for Saudi nationals in Canada, where more than 15,000 Saudis are pursuing university degrees in Canada who will now be sent to other countries.
This constitutes a massive economic loss for the Canadian economy.
In his news conference on Wednesday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir stressed that there was no scope for any mediation between the Kingdom and Canada, considering that it is up to Ottawa to “fix its big mistake”.
Although al-Jubeir said that the freeze will only affect the new agreements, experts predict that this action will have repercussions even on previous ones.
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