Reports suggest Canada seeking help to resolve dispute with Saudi Arabia

File photo of Canadian premier Justin Trudeau. (Reuters)

Canada is quietly nudging allies, including Germany and Sweden, for help in resolving its row with Saudi Arabia, a Canadian senior official has reportedly said.

The senior official, who asked not to be named, told AFP on Thursday that Ottawa is working quietly through specific diplomatic channels to arrive at a solution.

According to reports, Canada Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke to her counterparts in the two European nations, seeking their help and advice on how to resolve the dispute.

The Canadian government source added that his country plans to reach out to the United Arab Emirates and Britain in order to help in resolving the dispute.

On Monday Saudi Arabia announced recalling its Ambassador to Canada for discussions, while asking the Canadian Ambassador in Riyadh to leave the Kingdom within 24 hours.

Saudi Arabia also decided to freeze all new trade and investment transactions between the Kingdom and Canada, while retaining its rights to take further actions.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57