Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of the G7 summit to discuss their shared expectations and priorities for the summit.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Johnson discussed Russia’s illegal and unjustified invasion of Ukraine and acknowledged the important importance of continuing to provide military, financial and humanitarian assistance in support of the Ukrainian government and its people.
The prime ministers spoke of the need to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and its effects, and Prime Minister Johnson pledged his support for Trudeau ahead of the United Nations Biodiversity Summit (COP 15) in Montreal, Canada. The two leaders stressed the importance of Iran’s responsibility for the downing of the PS752 plane, and expressed concern about Iran’s lack of cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency in the country’s nuclear program.
The leaders exchanged views on the latest developments in China and the wider Indo-Pacific region and reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining a rule-based international order. They expressed concern about the continuing deteriorating human rights situation in Hong Kong.
The two leaders discussed the progress made in defense and intelligence cooperation since Prime Minister Trudeau’s visit to the UK in March. They confirmed that the conclusion of a free trade agreement between Canada and the United Kingdom was a priority. They also talked about the important role of minerals in the transition to green economies and pledged to increase their cooperation in strengthening supply chains. The Prime Ministers stressed the importance of the G7’s support for developing countries’ efforts to build sustainable economies.
They agreed to continue working together to advance common priorities.
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