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Refugee Support: Saudi Arabia

refugee support: The Conservatives, O'Toole said, would try to re-engage with Riyadh even though it has earned international condemnation over last fall's killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to Vancouver Courier. Once you have a relationship, you can then work on issues related to human-rights concerns about the actions of Saudi Arabia vis-a-vis the Khashoggi incident, democratic reforms, all these sorts of things, said O'Toole. Erin O'Toole, the Conservative critic for foreign affairs, said in an interview they would try to win some trust with Saudi Arabia by focusing on improving commercial ties and by offering more aid, development and refugee support in the Gulf region.article continues below Trending Stories All the road closures for Celebration of Light fireworks and Pride events Vancouver police make arrests in distraction thefts Harbour seal bumps kayak, sends man into water VIDEO Trans Link rolls out pink bus for Vancouver Pride Parade He explained how the Conservatives would approach Saudi Arabia after being contacted by The Canadian Press. He added a Conservative government would seek out common ground in a similar way with China, India and the Philippines, with Saudi Arabia perhaps the biggest challenge. We're not having any impact on them. If you have zero relationship, we're basically just yelling into the wind. ( As reported in the news.