Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to discuss common priorities and current issues on the regional and global scene.
The Prime Ministers emphasized the close ties between the two countries, based on a commitment to rules-based multilateral cooperation to promote greater stability and shared prosperity. The two leaders discussed the importance of stepping up their bilateral efforts to promote trade and investment and address pressing global challenges. Prime Minister Lee welcomed Canada’s recent official expression of interest in joining the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement, a new digital trade policy tool launched jointly by Singapore, New Zealand and Chile.
The two leaders discussed the Russian attack on Ukraine, which violates international law and the UN Charter. They expressed their concern about the consequences of the crisis on the global scale, especially in terms of food and energy security. They condemned the invasion initiated by President Putin and agreed on the importance of holding Russia accountable through targeted sanctions.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Lee have agreed to stay in touch and move forward together in their work in these and other areas. They were looking forward to an early face-to-face meeting.
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