In a statement by the Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry on Sunday, it expressed its deep sorrow and regret for the murder of the young Lebanese national from the Southern town of Majdaloun, Hassan Ali Kheireddine, in the Canadian city of Halifax, extending its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.
“Minister Gebran Bassil gave his instructions to the Lebanese Embassy in Canada to follow up on the case, in order to find out the details and reasons behind this heinous crime,” the statement indicated.
The Ministry also called on the media to be more vigilant and accurate when circulating news about the crime, pending the outcome of the investigations, out of respect for the feelings of the deceased’s family.
“The Lebanese Embassy in Ottawa and the Honorary Consulate in Halifax are following up with the authorities concerned, placing all their potential efforts to help reveal the truth and expedite the transfer of the deceased’s body to Lebanon,” the Foreign Ministry statement concluded.
Source: National News Agency