Trudeau and South Korean president Moon discuss Toronto van attack, North Korea
Trudeau “expressed his deep sorrow to President Moon Jae-In” in a Thursday evening phone call, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
South Korean student Ji Hun Kim was killed in the attack, which police say was perpetrated by Alek Minassian; two other Toronto residents who had Korean heritage, So He Chung and Chul Min “Eddie” Kang, also died in the attack.
Three of the injured also hailed from a Korean background, according to Korean Canadian Cultural Association president Daniel Lee.
Trudeau and Moon also discussed the “positive developments on the Korean Peninsula,” including the historic inter-Korean summit, read the PMO statement.
The Canadian military revealed last week that it is partaking in a multi-national effort to monitor North Korean maritime smuggling, with the Royal Canadian Air Force contributing a patrol aircraft and 40 personnel towards the mission.
— With files from Nick Westoll
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