Montréal, Quebec - November 5, 2018

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

The leaders discussed the need for transparency and accountability on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2, 2018. The leaders also emphasized the critical importance of supporting freedom of press.

The two Prime Ministers also discussed upcoming G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, underscoring the importance of the rules-based international trading system. 

Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister May also discussed the status of withdrawal negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union. Prime Minister Trudeau reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring a seamless transition of Canada-United Kingdom bilateral relations, particularly in terms of free trade, following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.