Ottawa, Ontario - May 23, 2018

Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.

The leaders discussed opportunities for collaboration on priorities for the G7 Leaders’ Summit that Canada will host in Charlevoix on June 8 and 9, 2018, including on the economy, job creation and growing the middle class, and the protection of oceans and the environment. The prime ministers discussed how the G7 can show leadership and make meaningful investments in education for girls, adolescent girls and women, especially in crisis and conflict-affected regions. 

Both prime ministers emphasized the importance of continued collaboration by G7 leaders on global security issues, including North Korea. 

The prime ministers also reaffirmed their continued championship of open and progressive trade that benefits everyone, and discussed the importance of early entry into force of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Abe agreed to keep in contact as the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Charlevoix draws closer.