Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoke with Donald Tusk, President of the European Council.
Prime Minister Trudeau and President Tusk discussed priorities for the relationship between Canada and the European Union during the year ahead. The Prime Minister reiterated Canada’s commitment to help ensure a smooth transition as Britain exits the European Union, as a close friend and partner of both.
The two leaders exchanged perspectives on key international challenges and reaffirmed Canada’s and the EU’s shared commitment to core values, including respect for the rule of law.
The Prime Minister thanked the President for the EU’s clear statements on the arbitrary detention of two Canadian citizens in China. They underlined the importance of respecting international norms and standards and judicial independence.