Vancouver, British Columbia - September 5, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today spoke with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom.

The leaders discussed developments related to the attack in the United Kingdom in March 2018 by agents of the Russian government using a military-grade nerve agent, which were the subject of a statement by Prime Minister May in the House of Commons in London today.

The Prime Minister expressed Canada’s full solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom in light of these developments, and recommitted Canada’s cooperation and full support to the British government.

The Prime Ministers stressed the importance of ongoing cooperation between Canada and the United Kingdom in response to challenges, by Russia and other countries, to the rules-based international system.

Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister May also discussed the rise of authoritarianism, and the need for Canada and the United Kingdom to continue to play a leading role in promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.