Today, on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Prime Minister Johnson has congratulated Prime Minister Trudeau on his re-election.
The two leaders discussed their common expectations and priorities ahead of the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, UK from October 31 to November 12. They agreed to work together to increase leadership and ambition in the fight against climate change, especially among the big emitters.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Johnson addressed key foreign policy and global issues, including the need to put pressure on governance and human rights in Afghanistan.
The two leaders agreed to maintain close cooperation in security and intelligence sharing with Canada and the United Kingdom and other partners of the Group of Five. They also expressed interest in working together to strengthen cooperation with the Indo-Pacific region.
The Prime Ministers spoke about the close ties between Canada and the United Kingdom, including their trade partnership that benefits workers and businesses on both sides of the Atlantic. Prime Minister Trudeau reiterated his support for joining the United Nations Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and the two leaders agreed to pursue efforts to conclude a comprehensive free trade agreement between Canada and the United Kingdom.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Johnson discussed other key issues on the agenda of the G20 summit, including working closely to rebuild better after the outbreak through continued efforts in the areas of health, economy and climate. They also said they look forward to continuing the dialogue on their common priorities within the Commonwealth.
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