Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, to discuss the latest developments in the COVID‑19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron discussed steps being taken in Canada and France in response to the virus to protect the health and safety of citizens.
The two leaders spoke about the value of international solidarity and cooperation to address the widespread health, social, and economic impacts of the pandemic. They emphasized the importance of support for more vulnerable countries, including in Africa, and agreed that coordinated global action will support a sustainable recovery and improve economic resilience in the long term.
The Prime Minister and the President committed to continue working together in international organizations, such as the G7, in order to respond to COVID‑19 and advance shared priorities such as promoting economic prosperity and combatting climate change.
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.