• Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany
    Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoke with Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany.Prime Minister Trudeau and Chancellor Merkel exchanged views on key international challenges in 2019, as well as Canada-Germany cooperation on mutual priorities, including through the G7 and G20.Prime Minister Trudeau and Chancellor Merkel discussed developments in Europe, particularly related to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.
    The Briefing Room
    Sherbrooke, Quebec - January 18, 2019
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez
    Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez.The Prime Minister and President exchanged views on a number of international issues, including the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. They agreed that Canadian and Paraguayan officials would continue to work together to promote democracy, rule of law and human rights in Venezuela, including through the Lima Group. 
    The Briefing Room
    Ottawa, Ontario - January 18, 2019
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke today with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.  The Prime Minister and the Secretary-General reaffirmed their commitment to supporting multilateralism and the rules-based international order. Prime Minister Trudeau and the Secretary-General discussed the arbitrary detention of two Canadians in China, the application of the death penalty to a third Canadian in China, and the importance of safeguarding international norms, including diplomatic immunity, judicial independence and respect for the rule of law.
    The Briefing Room
    Ottawa, Ontario - January 18, 2019
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
    Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoke with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore.Prime Minister Trudeau reiterated his appreciation for participating in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit last year as Guest of the Chair and the opportunity to collaborate on a range of important bilateral issues. He congratulated Prime Minister Lee on the outcome of the summit.
    The Briefing Room
    Sherbrooke, Quebec - January 17, 2019
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President Sauli Niinistö of Finland
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoke with President Sauli Niinistö of Finland.Prime Minister Trudeau and President Niinistö discussed bilateral priorities including implementation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and highlighted the opportunities it creates on both sides of the Atlantic for jobs and economic growth. The Prime Minister conveyed thanks for Finland’s steadfast support for and early ratification of CETA.
    The Briefing Room
    Regina, Saskatchewan - January 16, 2019
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President Mauricio Macri of Argentina
    Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri.The Prime Minister congratulated President Macri on hosting a successful G20 Summit.The Prime Minister and President discussed the arbitrary detention of two Canadians in China and the importance of safeguarding international norms, including judicial independence and respect for the rule of law. They also discussed China’s application of the death penalty to a Canadian citizen.
    The Briefing Room
    Ottawa, Ontario - January 15, 2019
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern
    Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoke with Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand.
    The Briefing Room
    Ottawa, Canada - January 14, 2019
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President of the European Council Donald Tusk
    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 Briefing Room
    Ottawa, Ontario - January 9, 2019
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with United States President Donald J. Trump
    Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoke with the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.The two leaders discussed the importance of trade and jobs, building upon the successful renegotiation of the new North American Free Trade Agreement. They reaffirmed their support for workers affected by the closure of General Motors plants in Canada and the United States, and discussed next steps in addressing steel and aluminum tariffs.
    The Briefing Room
    Ottawa, Ontario - January 7, 2019
  • PM Trudeau shakes hands with PM Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mali
    Today, on the occasion of visiting Canadian troops stationed in Gao with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Prime Minister Trudeau met with Prime Minister Maïga of Mali.The two leaders welcomed the longstanding Canada-Mali bilateral relationship, which in 2019 will have spanned 50 years. Canada’s partnership with Mali remains focused on addressing the needs of the Malian people with important investments in development and humanitarian assistance.  
    The Briefing Room
    Gao, Mali - December 22, 2018