Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo.
Prime Minister Trudeau and President Widodo discussed the growing relationship between Canada and Indonesia. The leaders agreed to take further steps towards negotiating a Canada-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, and recognized the opportunity to realize untapped trade, jobs, and investment potential for the benefit of both Canadians and Indonesians.
The two leaders also discussed the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing efforts to ensure equitable and efficient access to vaccines, including through the COVAX Facility.
Prime Minister Trudeau and President Widodo spoke about regional issues. Prime Minister Trudeau welcomed the leadership of both Indonesia and ASEAN in seeking a resolution to the crisis in Myanmar and offered Canada’s support for these efforts. The Prime Minister noted Canada’s engagement in pressing for a return to democracy and addressing the humanitarian situation, in particular the plight of the Rohingya. Prime Minister Trudeau expressed Canada’s interest in developing closer ties with ASEAN, including through a Canada-ASEAN free trade agreement.
The Prime Minister and the President discussed shared priorities for the G20, including during Indonesia’s upcoming presidency in 2022.