Reykjavik, 27 June 2023 (TDI): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre on Monday on the sidelines of the Nordic Prime Ministers’ meeting in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland.
Their discussion included their commitment and support to Ukraine in the current Russian Invasion, no matter how long it takes.
Prime Minister Trudeau also notices Norway’s leadership in vital European Energy Security and in underscoring the aggressiveness of Russia’s illegal actions. The wide-ranging impacts of these actions have also been discussed.
The two leaders also acknowledged Canada’s support to Norway’s turn of chairing the Arctic Council. They also discussed prospects future joint training efforts and the importance of working together.
Both the Prime ministers also highlighted the important opportunities for bilateral interests such as economic collaboration.
Prime Minister Trudeau expressed his gratitude to Norway for its efforts in advancing reconciliation efforts with Indigenous People of Arctic and affirmed Canada’s preparedness to share experiences on implementing calls to action.
He also offered his sympathies to the Norwegian prime minister on the loss of life and injuries in the wake of the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting in Oslo on the 25 June 2022.
Both leaders looked forward to seeing each other again soon at the upcoming North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Canada and Norway formed diplomatic links in 1942. Today both the countries enjoy cordial relations based on common commercial and foreign policy objectives.
In global forums, Canada and Norway prioritize efforts to support democratic principles, human rights, and environmental sustainability.
Since 2007, the Youth Mobility Memorandum of Understanding between Canada and Norway (International Experience Canada) has allowed younger Norwegians and Canadians to visit and find employment in each other’s nations.