Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday that he will be participate in a series of international summits in person. The first of these is the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Carbis Bay, United Kingdom which will be held from June 11 to 13. He will then attend the NATO Summit on June 14 followed by the Canada-European Union (EU) Summit in Brussels, Belgium.
“Now more than ever, world leaders need to come together to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow,” Trudeau said in a media statement. “Only together can we bring an end to this pandemic and build a future that works for everyone.”
This year’s G7 Summit will focus on key global priorities like ending the pandemic and fighting climate change, as well as finding coordinated approaches to promoting international rules and human rights, democracy, and gender equality. In addition to G7 members, the United Kingdom has also invited leaders from Australia, India, South Africa and South Korea.
This will be the first in person meeting of G7 leaders since 2019 and the fifth G7 Summit Prime Minister Trudeau will attend.
At the NATO Summit, Prime Minister Trudeau will join other leaders to recommit to working together to address future trans-Atlantic security threats and challenges, and to strengthen shared security commitments that keep Canadians safe.
During the Canada-EU Summit, the Prime Minister will meet with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to discuss areas of further collaboration. Together, they will discuss ways to tackle climate change, fight COVID-19, and further our economic ties to build on the benefits of the Canada-European Union Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which has created jobs and growth for all Canadians and Europeans.
Trudeau and the Canadian delegation traveling to the UK and Belgium will follow strict public health protocols and procedures during their visit, while in-transit, and when they arrive home, a statement from the prime minister’s office said.