Ottawa/Berlin, 11 May 2022 (TDI): The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, held a telephonic conversation with the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Both leaders discussed the situation in Ukraine. They commended the Ukrainian people for their unwavering courage in the face of Russian aggression.

Moreover, they reiterated their strong support for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his government. Also, they committed to continue the economic, security, and humanitarian support for Ukraine.

They agreed to maintain close alignment and coordination to continue supporting Ukraine and further isolate Russia economically.

Furthermore, they discussed the impacts of war, especially on the food and energy sector, and ways to deal with them. In addition, they agreed to further coordinate the international responses through G7. Germany will host the upcoming G7 summit in June.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Trudeau highlighted important efforts made by European partners and allies, including Germany.

Likewise, they addressed the commitments made during Trudeau’s visit to Berlin in March to strengthen bilateral collaboration on shared interests.

They discussed progress in the cooperation on mineral and energy supply chains, along with the adoption of carbon pricing policies.

Finally, Prime Minister Trudeau and Chancellor Scholz agreed to continue working together to address mutually shared priorities.

Canada-Germany Relations

Canada and Germany enjoy working partnerships on all levels. Apart from good political cooperation, the two nations have well-established cultural, economic, people-to-people, and education ties.

The German Federal States and Canadian Provinces also maintain relations. Additionally, both countries are members of the G7, the G20, NATO, and the OECD.

Likewise, Canada’s relationship with the European Union also defines the bilateral ties between the two countries. Moreover, Germany is Canada’s largest export market in the EU.

While globally, it is Canada’s fifth-largest trading partner, with two-way goods trade totaling $25.8 billion in 2021. Furthermore, the German-Canada services trade (including travel and tourism) was about $5.4 billion in 2021.

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