Ottawa, 3 February 2022 (TDI): Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron. In their discussion, both addressed matters of mutual interest.

First of all, Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron shared their preoccupation about Russia and Ukraine crisis. Trudeau stated that the North Atlantic treaty Organization’s strength is its unity. So to have good results, all the partners have to collaborate.

During the talk, Trudeau and Macron addressed global and foreign policy challenges. For instance, they tackle the recent situation in Ethiopia, Sahel, and Lebanon.

Both exchanged on the recent hosting of the international ministerial meeting on Haiti. Indeed, the Prime Minister and the President reaffirmed their support to the Republic of Haiti. The two support public security, open and inclusive political dialogue, governance, and humanitarian needs in Haiti.

In addition to that, both officials spoke about expanding cooperation in the Indo-pacific region.

On bilateral issues, both officials underlined the strong dynamic of the Canada and France relationship. They agreed to the continuity of their bilateral and multilateral cooperation in different areas such as artificial intelligence, trade, job creation, democracy, and many more.

Canada and France Relationship

Canada and France have a long-lasting relationship that goes back to their history and share of a common language. Both Nations cooperate in spheres as stated earlier.

Both have a joint council of Ministers that deals with matters of their interests. During the COVID-19 pandemic, both leaders stayed in touch and have worked to provide airlines that distribute vaccines globally.

In the multilateral area, both are members states of similar International Organizations. For instance, the North Atlantic Organization (NATO), G7, G20, the International Organizations of the Francophonie (IOF), and the United Nations.

In this regard, they cooperate in security, environmental protection, the promotion of democracy, good governance, human rights, and more. There is an emphasis on collaboration in cultural, artificial intelligence, defense, and climate change-related activities.