Québec City, Quebec - June 10, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met today with Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and Chair of the African Union, following the G7 Summit at Charlevoix.

Prime Minister Trudeau thanked President Kagame for his participation at the G7, and the two leaders discussed shared priorities including women's empowerment and gender equality, and environmental protection.

The Prime Minister and the President discussed the bilateral relationship and reaffirmed their commitment to further deepen bilateral ties.

Prime Minister Trudeau commended President Kagame on his chairmanship of the African Union and spoke of Canada's increasing engagement with Africa, including in support of economic growth.    

The Prime Minister congratulated the President for Rwanda's election to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2020 and said he looked forward to continued strong collaboration for a successful outcome. 

The two leaders also discussed the Francophonie and its role in projecting French language and culture. The Prime Minister reaffirmed his strong support for the re-election of Michaelle Jean as Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.