Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of Spain on the margins of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Rome, Italy.
Prime Minister Sánchez congratulated Prime Minister Trudeau on his re-election.
The 2 leaders exchanged views on quite a few areas of shut collaboration between Spain and Canada, and mentioned key points on the G20 Leaders’ Summit agenda.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Sánchez mentioned the significance of progressive and open financial and commerce relations as a supply of prosperity for all. They exchanged views on the alternatives supplied to employees and companies in each international locations by the Canada-European Union Complete Financial and Commerce Settlement (CETA), constructing upon the 2 international locations’ intensive commerce and funding relations, longstanding educational and youth exchanges, and shut people-to-people ties.
The prime ministers mentioned the way to work, in partnership with different worldwide companions, to make sure a powerful and inclusive financial restoration that leaves nobody behind. Additional to their collaboration over the previous 12 months on the Financing for Growth within the Period of COVID-19 and Past initiative, they took be aware of the necessity to guarantee entry to complete assist for financial restoration and resilience to be able to handle the wants of weak and low- and middle-income international locations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Sánchez reaffirmed the shut strategic relationship between Canada and Spain, and spoke at size about their work to advance worldwide peace and safety throughout the UN, NATO, and different worldwide boards. They mentioned methods to beat the damaging interrelationship between local weather change, instability, and battle. On this regard, Prime Minister Trudeau expressed his appreciation for Spain’s assist for a NATO Centre of Excellence on Local weather and Safety in Canada.
The 2 leaders dedicated to continued safety and defence cooperation, and mentioned methods to work collectively to reinforce engagement with the Indo-Pacific area. Additionally they spoke about alternatives to strengthen resilience and safety within the Sahel, working with different shut worldwide companions and allies.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Sánchez additionally exchanged views on the impacts of developments in Venezuela. They spoke concerning the significance of complete approaches to migration and inhabitants displacement, and worldwide collaboration to deal with these challenges in a constructive and humane method.
The leaders regarded ahead to working collectively, together with like-minded worldwide companions, within the Spanish-led Collectively for Stronger Multilateralism initiative, to advance frequent pursuits and key priorities, together with defending democratic values, addressing inequalities, and strengthening the rules-based worldwide order. Prime Minister Trudeau expressed his gratitude for Spain’s endorsement of the Declaration In opposition to Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations.
The 2 leaders mentioned the continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and emphasised the significance of a inexperienced, inclusive, and sustainable financial restoration. They agreed on the necessity for management and ambition going into the COP26 summit in Glasgow, United Kingdom.