Ottawa, Ontario - April 2, 2019

Today the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoke with the President-elect of Slovakia, Zuzana Čaputová.

Prime Minister Trudeau congratulated President-elect Čaputová on her victory in Slovakia’s Presidential election on March 30. The leaders discussed the importance of a positive, inclusive approach to politics and their commitment to human rights and the rule of law.

The two leaders noted the warm relationship between Canada and Slovakia, and looked forward to deepening and strengthening cooperation on trade, including through the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They also reaffirmed their commitment to international and regional security, citing the close partnership between the two countries in NATO.