Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to comment on a Kurdistan’s independence referendum, saying he appreciated that other countries held their tongues during Quebec’s referendums.
Iraqi Kurds voted overwhelmingly in favour of secession from Iraq on Monday, September 25. Many opposed holding the vote, including the US and the regional powers.
Despite their support for Iraq’s unity, Canadian officials refused to comment on the referendum or how Canada will react to the vote.
“Trudeau says as a Quebecer, he is sensitive to other countries getting involved in another country’s internal decisions and that he will respect the process established by the Kurds,” Global News reported.
Although the Kurdish referendum is non-binding, separation talks between Erbil and Baghdad will begin after the vote.