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Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron Meet at G7 Summit in Italy

Apulia, Italy – In a significant display of international cooperation, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with French President Emmanuel Macron today on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Apulia, Italy. The leaders discussed a range of critical global issues, reaffirming the strong partnership between Canada and France.

The meeting took place against the backdrop of the G7 Summit, where global leaders are convening to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Trudeau and Macron reflected on the first day’s discussions, underscoring their unified stance on several key topics.

Key Discussion Points:

  1. Support for Ukraine: Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron reiterated their unwavering support for Ukraine amidst Russia’s illegal aggression. Both leaders emphasized the necessity of continued international efforts to uphold peace and stability in the region.
  2. Middle East Peace and Stability: The discussions also covered strategies to foster peace and stability in the Middle East, highlighting the importance of diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives.
  3. Inclusive Growth and Clean Energy Transition: Emphasizing the need for inclusive and dynamic global growth, Trudeau and Macron discussed the critical role of the clean energy transition. They particularly focused on promoting sustainable development in Africa and other parts of the global south.
  4. Canada-France Partnership: The meeting underscored the deep and multifaceted partnership between Canada and France. The leaders discussed cooperation in European and transatlantic defence, the protection of democratic values, and the ongoing energy transition. They also reaffirmed their commitment to La Francophonie, an international organization representing countries and regions where French is a customary language.
  5. Atlantic Halibut Fishing Quotas: Trudeau and Macron addressed the ongoing negotiations regarding Atlantic halibut fishing quotas. Both expressed optimism that a mutually beneficial agreement would be reached swiftly.
  6. European Elections: The recent European elections were also a topic of discussion. Prime Minister Trudeau stressed Canada’s commitment to working closely with the European Union (EU) on a range of issues, including security, democracy, human rights, and the defence of the rules-based international system.

Looking Ahead: Prime Minister Trudeau conveyed his anticipation of hosting President Emmanuel Macron in Canada later this year, a visit that is expected to further strengthen the ties between the two nations.

This meeting marks another chapter in the enduring partnership between Canada and France, highlighting their collaborative efforts to address global challenges and promote shared values on the world stage.

Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief of GTA Today and serves as the Parliament Hill Reporter covering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. With a commitment to accurate and timely news coverage, Marshall-Squire brings depth and insight to the forefront of Canadian journalism. For feedback, reach out at

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