Toronto, 17 September 2022 (TDI): Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced that the President of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol, will visit Toronto and Ottawa on September 22 and 23, 2022. This will be President Yoon’s first bilateral trip abroad since his March 2022 election.

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During his visit, President Yoon Suk Yeol will meet Prime Minister Trudeau to advance shared priorities and expand the great trade relationship between the two nations. The goal is to achieve more economic growth that benefits the people of both states.

Furthermore, both states would discuss working more closely on energy, particularly batteries for electric vehicles, essential minerals, and future technologies. They would also examine securing supply chains to create excellent, well-paying middle-class employment and support Canadian workers.

South Korea is a major global partner for Canada, especially in the Indo-Pacific area and with regard to a variety of concerns, including regional and global security.

During the meeting, the two leaders will also discuss how Canada and South Korea can continue to collaborate on regional security problems on the Korean Peninsula. As of now, both states collaborate through Operation NEON, which monitors North Korean maritime operations.

In addition, Canada and South Korea will continue to collaborate to support Ukraine, cooperate to assist the Ukrainian people and reaffirm their dedication to preserving the rule of law.

Remarks by Prime Minister of Canada

”Canada and South Korea enjoy a strong relationship, based on our shared democratic values, extensive trade, and foreign investment, and strong people-to-people ties.” Justin Trudeau said.

He added, ”I look forward to welcoming President Yoon to Canada and deepening the relations between our two countries, working even more closely together to drive economic growth that benefits everyone, and delivering results for middle-class Canadians and South Koreans.”

Canada-South Korea Relations

Canada and the Republic of Korea enjoy close connections, bolstered by people-to-people contacts and the Canada-Korea Free Trade Deal. It is Canada’s first and only free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific area.

In addition to this, Canada’s continued favourable political and economic collaboration with South Korea further adds to the strength of bilateral relations.