If necessary, Canada is ready to sent its peacekeeping troops to the Middle East to settle the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, said Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien in St.Petersburg on Friday when answering journalists' questions.
"If it is necessary to send peacekeeping troops there, Canada will take part in it," Chretien said. Canada has long been actively participating in the Middle East peace process, he pointed out.
The Prime Minister recalled that his country had taken part in solving the problems of Lebanese refugees, its peacekeepers had been stationed in Cyprus.
Peacekeeping activities are number one priority for Canada, Chretien emphasized.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed