The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement:
“The Government of Canada is pleased that Mohamed Fahmy is now on his way back to Canada following his pardon by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
“Canada has worked tirelessly, at the highest levels, on Mr. Fahmy’s behalf. We are grateful that his long ordeal is over.
“We look forward to Mr. Fahmy’s return and his reunion with family and friends. We wish him well as he embarks on a new chapter in his life.”