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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Rishi Sunak

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Rishi Sunak, the British Prime Minister, on May 6.

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The prime ministers reiterated their ongoing and unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and talked about Russia’s illegal and unjustified invasion of Ukraine. They mentioned the forthcoming Ukraine Reconstruction Conference that will take place in London the following month and stressed the need to further coordinate support for Ukraine’s reconstruction efforts.

Prime Ministers Trudeau and Sunak agreed to continue working with allies and G7 partners to support those most affected by Russia’s actions, including by collaborating more to increase equitable access to concessional financing for low- and middle-income countries. They also expressed ongoing concern about the effects Russia’s actions will have on the Global South.

The prime ministers agreed that building the robust supply chains necessary to advance the transition toward low-carbon economies necessitates close cooperation between partners and allies.

The two leaders mentioned the very close and fruitful relationships that exist between Canada and the United Kingdom. Prime Minister Trudeau looked forward to the conclusion of an ambitious bilateral free trade agreement and expressed his delight at the United Kingdom’s admission to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Additionally, the two leaders reaffirmed their determination to continue working together on national security issues. At the upcoming G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, they looked forward to working together to advance mutual priorities like economic security.

Prime Ministers Trudeau and Sunak agreed to continue working closely together on common goals.

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