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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Donald Tusk, President of the European Council

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Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Donald Tusk, President of the European Council.

The Prime Minister and the President exchanged views on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. Prime Minister Trudeau reiterated his support for Interim President Juan Guaidó and his grave concerns for the situation of the Venezuelan people.

Prime Minister Trudeau and President Tusk emphasized their common goal of a peaceful transition in Venezuela, led by Venezuelans, towards free and fair elections as soon as possible. They agreed on the importance of enhanced cooperation and convergence between the efforts of the European Union-led International Contact Group on Venezuela, and the Lima Group, of which Canada is a member.

The two leaders also discussed the upcoming Ukraine Reform Conference that Canada is hosting in Toronto on July 2 to 4, 2019. Prime Minister Trudeau welcomed the European Union’s engagement on supporting governance reforms in Ukraine.