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Prime Minister Trudeau meets his Italian counterpart


Toronto, 3 March 2024 (TDI): Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on 2 March 2024 in Toronto. Both discussed their shared Interest, economic diplomacy, and Sustainable prosperity.

Sharing the long history of diplomatic relations, Canada and Italy are members of G7, G20, NATO, and the UN Council. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “We are working together to address global challenges, create good jobs, fight climate change, increase trade, support Ukraine, and deliver on the priorities of Canadians and Italians”.

Prime Minister Trudeau said, “Canada is the 2 largest trading partner in the European Union which is $15.8 billion in 2023”.

Joint Statement

Both are committed to working on the global challenges to maintain peace and stability to achieve strategic goals for both Canada and Italy.

Both counterparts discuss Economic Diplomacy between Canada and Italy. They believed that these economic ties and trade benefited the people of Canada and Italy.

Moreover, because of this economic cooperation develops Sustainable economic expansion, increased employment rate, and many development innovations.

Road Map for Enhanced Cooperation

Both Prime Ministers talked about the “Canada-Italy Road Map for Enhanced Cooperation,” which will be the collaborative policy for the next 3 to 5 years.

According to reports, “This road map includes sustainable energy security, climate change, biodiversity, migration, sustainable economic growth, and research, innovation including on Artificial Intelligence”.

This road map initiative strengthens Political, Economic, and strategic ties between Italy and Canada.

Prime Minister Trudeau and Meloni said, “We look forward to reviewing progress on the development of the roadmap at our next meeting in Italy in June”.

Additionally, both counterparts discussed the G7 Presidency held by Italy in 2024. And the coming G7 Presidency will be held by Canada in 2025.

According to reports, “The purpose of this G7 Presidency includes promoting Human Rights, Protecting International Peace and Security, and working on rule-based international order”.

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Further, both countries plan to work on shared preferences for economic and supply chain stability, Climate Change, Digital development like IT, AI and food security, clean energy, etc.

Additionally, “Canada and Italy work together for Sustainable growth goals and committed to maintaining trilateral relations with African Countries”.

Prime Minister Trudeau discussed Italy’s G7 priorities and the Mattei Plan at the recent Africa-Italy Summit.

Lastly, both counterparts address global issues, and political and economic challenges as NATO, G7, G20, and UN Allies. 

Furthermore, the discussion focused on Russian aggression in Ukraine, the Middle East conflict, and the Red Sea crisis. 

Sabah Khan Tareen
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