La Malbaie, Quebec
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, to Canada for the G7 Summit in Charlevoix.
The prime ministers discussed G7 priorities, including economic growth and job creation, as well as global peace and security, including with regard to North Korea and Ukraine.
They also exchanged views on promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, including through increasing financing for girls’ and women’s education, particularly in fragile states and conflict settings.
Prime Minister Trudeau emphasized the importance of collective G7 action on oceans, including to reduce plastic waste.
The prime ministers also discussed the benefits of open, rules-based trade, acknowledging the challenges of protectionism and barriers to trade.