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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to discuss the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Erdoğan offered his condolences to Canadians following the tragic shooting in Nova Scotia. Prime Minister Trudeau thanked President Erdoğan and highlighted Canadians’ resilience and strength.

The leaders also discussed the measures in place in each country to protect the health and safety of their citizens and agreed on the need to support developing countries in response to COVID-19. They also highlighted the ongoing need for global coordination, including through the G20, to fight the pandemic and stabilize the global economy.  They spoke of the vital need to keep supply chains open for medical equipment and other critical supplies as well stepped up international cooperation to accelerate vaccine and treatment development.  They also spoke of the collaboration of both countries through the Ministerial Coordination Group on COVID 19 led by Canada.

Prime Minister Trudeau and President Erdoğan discussed the trade and economic relationship between the two countries and welcomed the opportunities for growth it presents. 

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global challenge. The Government of Canada is working closely with local, provincial, territorial, and international partners to minimize its health, economic, and social impacts in Canada and around the world.

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