Prime Minister to attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, G7 Summit, NATO Summit and Spanish bilateral visit

Prime Minister to attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, G7 Summit, NATO Summit and Spanish bilateral visit

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OTTAWA, Ontario, June 15, 2022

OTTAWA (ON), June 15, 2022 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeauannounced today that he will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwandathe G7 summit at Schloss Elmau, Germanyand the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain. He will also take part in an official bilateral visit organized by the Prime Minister of SpainPedro Sanchez.

The world faces common crises: Russia illegal invasion of Ukraine is a direct challenge to democracy and the rule of law, which has also driven up the cost of living around the world; and climate change is already impacting people’s livelihoods and our economies. During these meetings, the Prime Minister will further strengthen key partnerships and advance our shared priorities, including the defense of peace, security and human rights; take ambitious climate action and grow the economy; and making life better and more affordable for people around the world.

At CHOGM, June 23 to 25, 2022Prime Minister Trudeau will reaffirm from Canada commitment to the core values ​​that bring Commonwealth countries together: free and democratic societies and the promotion of peace and prosperity to improve the lives of all. It will advance the collaboration by continuing to hold Russia responsible for its unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, food security and the fight against climate change. This year, leaders will meet under the theme “Delivering a Common Future: Connect, Innovate, Transform” and discuss how to improve the lives of citizens across the 54 Commonwealth countries.

At the G7 Summit, June 26 to 28, 2022the Prime Minister will build on the close collaboration of G7 partners over the past few months in response to Russia military aggression against Ukraine, including how best to support the millions of Ukrainians who have been displaced. As part of its presidency of the G7 this year, Germany has identified “Progress Towards an Equitable World” as the theme for this year’s G7 Summit. The Prime Minister will continue to advance shared priorities, including supporting Ukraine unequivocally, building a cleaner future, continuing to provide COVID-19 vaccines to those in need, and the G7 values ​​that unite our countries, including democracy, human rights and gender equality .

At the NATO summit, June 28 to 30, 2022Prime Minister Trudeau will participate in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council and discuss current and future threats and challenges to transatlantic security, including Russia tackle Ukraine and ways to strengthen our common security commitments to keep people safe in our countries.

Following the NATO Summit, Prime Minister Trudeau will participate in an official bilateral visit hosted by the Prime Minister of SpainPedro Sanchez on June 30, 2022. The visit will be an opportunity to move forward Canada and spain shared commitments to create economic growth that benefits everyone, fight climate change, advance gender equality and work towards a safer and more peaceful world.

The international community is stronger when it acts together to uphold the values ​​that our countries share – above all, a commitment to improving people’s lives. Canada will continue to work with our global partners and democracies around the world to address the challenges of today while addressing the opportunities of tomorrow.

“When the world comes together to address the challenges of our time, we achieve the best results for people. Standing up for democracy and human rights, fighting the rising cost of living and taking ambitious action for the will require the collective will of the Commonwealth, G7, and NATO. I look forward to meeting with leaders in the weeks ahead to advance our efforts to address these key challenges and improve the lives of people around the world.”
– The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeauprime minister of Canada

Fast facts

  • CHOGM, the G7 Summit and the NATO Summit are key meetings for Canada collaborating with other countries, aligning our efforts and developing collective solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

  • The modern Commonwealth is a values-based association of 54 countries, most with historic ties to the UK and is home to over 2.4 billion citizens across five continents.

  • Decisions made at CHOGM will also guide the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

  • Canada is the Commonwealth’s second largest donor and has contributed a total of $10.73 million to the organization in 2020-21. Canada is also the proud host of the Commonwealth of Learning which uses distance learning and technology to expand access to education and training that leads to economic growth, social inclusion and conservation of the environment. ‘environment

  • The G7 includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japanthe UK, United Statesand the European Union.

  • G7 leaders have been meeting since the 1970s to discuss issues of national and global concern.

  • In addition to the members of the G7, Germany also invited leaders from Argentina, India, Indonesia, Senegaland South Africa as guest countries.

  • Canada for the last time in the presidency of the G7 in 2018. Germany holds the presidency in 2022, and Japan will hold it in 2023. Canada will host the next G7 in 2025.

  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the cornerstone of from Canada international security and defense policy, and the primary international forum in which to engage and collaborate with Allies and partners on transatlantic issues defense and security.

  • Canada and Spain are partners and allies who have a strong relationship based on shared interests and values, including human rights, democracy, the fight against climate change and the promotion of gender equality.

  • In 2021, from Canada bilateral trade in goods and services with Spain achieved $6.5 billionmaking Spain Canada’s 18th largest trading partner in goods and services.

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