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Refugee Support: Saudi Arabia

refugee support: He explained how the Conservatives would approach Saudi Arabia after being contacted by The Canadian Press, according to CTV. 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. 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. 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. If you have zero relationship, we're basically just yelling into the wind. 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. ( As reported in the news.