Ottawa, Ontario - June 14, 2018

Today, the Prime Minister spoke by telephone with the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.

The two leaders reaffirmed their shared commitment to a progressive trade agenda that creates economic growth that benefits everyone, and undertook to continue to work closely together to this end.

The two leaders also reaffirmed their commitment to work together on Indigenous issues and on women’s empowerment. 

Prime Minister Trudeau spoke of the outcomes achieved at the recently-concluded G7 Summit held in Charlevoix, Quebec, including the Charlevoix Blueprint for Healthy Oceans, Seas and Resilient Coastal Communities, which recognizes the crucial role of oceans and seas in supporting communities, jobs and livelihoods, food security, human health, biodiversity, and economic prosperity.  He welcomed the very constructive discussion on oceans between G7 and outreach partners including leaders from several small island developing states. 

Prime Minister Trudeau conveyed his and Sophie’s warmest wishes to the soon-to-be first-time parents, Prime Minister Ardern and her partner, Mr. Clarke Gayford.