Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met yesterday with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The Prime Minister and Secretary of State reaffirmed the strength of the Canada-United States partnership, which will be further enhanced by the ratification of the new North American Free Trade Agreement.
The Prime Minister and Secretary of State discussed relations with China, including the continued arbitrary detention of two Canadians in China, and ongoing developments in Hong Kong.
The Prime Minister and Secretary of State shared views on a range of current global issues, including Venezuela, Iran, Ukraine, and Jammu and Kashmir. They also had an exchange on Canada-U.S. cooperation in the Arctic, with the Prime Minister reaffirming Canada’s longstanding position regarding Canadian sovereignty over the Northwest Passage.
The Prime Minister thanked the Secretary of State for coming to Ottawa, and said that he looked forward to seeing United States President Donald Trump at the upcoming G7 Summit in Biarritz, France.