Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with President of France Emmanuel Macron

Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on the sidelines of the G7 summit.

Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron exchanged notes on advancing G7 priorities, including climate action, food security, energy, and sustainable growth and development, and agreed on the importance of continued military, financial and humanitarian support to the government and people of Ukraine.

The Prime Minister and the President discussed next steps to advance the bilateral partnership, including convening a joint Council of Ministers as soon as possible. Leaders stressed the urgency of accelerating efforts to tackle climate change, with President Macron welcoming Canada’s hosting of the UN Biodiversity Summit (COP 15) in Montreal and pledging to support related efforts. Leaders also highlighted ongoing bilateral collaboration on artificial intelligence and the work of the Montreal-based Global Artificial Intelligence Partnership as central to international efforts in the sector.

The two leaders stressed the importance of the International Organization of La Francophonie in addressing current international challenges and the imperative to promote democratic values ​​and human rights through its work.

The leaders were looking forward to a further engagement at the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, in the coming days.

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