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sticks his neck out for sanctions on Russia
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President of Italy Sergio Mattarella
escorts Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.
Justin Trudeau, today concluded
the G7 Leaders' Summit in Taormina,
Italy. While in Taormina, the Prime Minister
Canada's commitment to fight terrorism in all its
forms, advance gender equity, combat climate change, and deliver
economic growth that benefits the middle class.
Leaders signed a joint Statement on the Fight Against Terrorism
and Violent Extremism, and renewed their determination to
prevent radicalization and violent extremism, and to bring the
perpetrators of terrorism to justice. Prime Minister Trudeau
highlighted the need for G7 members to refrain from paying
ransom to terrorist groups.
"At the G7 this
weekend, we had some excellent discussions on issues of
security, climate change, gender equity, and economic growth
that benefits the middle class. We talked about the global
anxieties around inequality and how governments must help people
deal with the uncertainty of a changing world. On this, I echoed
my previous statements, calling on governments to work with
their citizens to develop real, lasting solutions, together." ~
Justin Trudeau, Prime
Trudeau and Trump
have a word at the 2017 G7 summit in Italy. Below, Trudeau
points out something to German Chancellor Angela Merklel.
the first G7 Roadmap for a Gender-Responsive Economic
Environment to remove barriers to the full economic,
political, and social participation of women and girls around
Canada is committed to advancing gender equity
during its 2018 G7 presidency.
Minister Trudeau reaffirmed
Canada's commitment to take measures to transition
to a low-carbon economy, and to implement the Paris Agreement.
The Prime Minister emphasized that responsible development of
energy resources and meeting goals under international
agreements go hand in hand.
Minister also underlined the importance of fully implementing
the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade
Agreement – an important milestone in
Canada's efforts to champion trade deals that
create good, middle class jobs and benefit everyone.
Canada will hold the G7 presidency. Building on
the themes of
Italy's 2017 presidency,
Canada will showcase the country's domestic and
international priorities: to build a strong middle class,
advance gender equity, fight climate change, and promote respect
for diversity and inclusion.
of the G7 – united by common values of freedom and
democracy, and respect for human rights and the rule of law
– come together each year to discuss issues of domestic and
global concern. The G7 includes
United Kingdom, and
the United States. Representatives of the
European Union also attend meetings.
The G7 dates
back to the mid-1970s, and the G7 presidency, which rotates
annually between member countries, sets the agenda for the
year in consultation with G7 partners.
Italy holds the presidency in 2017, and
Canada will hold it in 2018.
ministerial-level meetings are also held each year to build
on the Leaders' agenda.
Italy will convene a total of twelve G7
ministerial meetings in 2017.
Minister met with his counterparts from
Guinea (Chairperson of the African Union)
along with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission,
the United States of America.
Summit, Leaders committed to address inequality, harness
innovation, and help workers bridge skills gaps. They also
examined ways to support innovation across economies, and
improve access to education and training relevant to today's
changing world and digital economy.
Canada's continued support for
Ukraine and the need to maintain G7 solidarity
regarding sanctions on
Russia. Leaders also reaffirmed their
commitment on non-proliferation and disarmament, including
Minister is deeply concerned by the unprecedented numbers of
people fleeing conflict and persecution globally.
Canada is committed to providing assistance
and protection for refugees, and to addressing the root
causes of their plight.
While at the
G7, Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe of
Japan welcomed reaching substantial agreement
on an acquisition and cross services agreement, and have
agreed to sign it as soon as possible. Such an agreement
will facilitate cooperation between Canadian and Japanese
forces, notably during joint training exercises,
humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations and
United Nations peacekeeping missions.
the Summit, G7 Leaders issued a joint communiqué on key
global priorities and challenges, including countering
terrorism and threats to security, driving inclusive and
sustainable economic growth, and strengthening the
foundations for gender equity and the empowerment of women.
by the Prime Minister of Canada on Ramadan
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