Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest person to receive the honorary citizen of Canada. She was awarded the title during an honorary citizenship ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday.
“I’m humbled to accept honorary citizenship of your country. While I will always be a proud Pashtun and a proud citizen of Pakistan, I’m grateful to be an honorary member of your nation of heroes,” Malala said during a speech to the House of Commons, where she got a standing ovation from parliamentarians.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau handed her a certificate documenting her citizenship, along with a flag.
“Thank you, Malala, for your inspiring words. It was an honor to host you in our House, which I hope you’ll now consider your House, too,” Trudeau tweeted after the event.