Japan-Canada Relations

May 23, 2018

On May 23, commencing at around 10:15 a.m. for approximately 40 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit telephone talk with the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

1. The two Prime Ministers exchanged views on the G7 Summit, which will be held next month in Charlevoix, Canada, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Trudeau, and agreed to work together for its success.

2. Both leaders shared the recognition that, as the upcoming G7 Summit will be held at an important juncture immediately before the U.S.-North Korea summit meeting, it is important for the G7 leaders to be united and send a strong message on the issue of North Korea. The two leaders also exchanged views on recent developments related to North Korea and affirmed that they will continue to work together to resolve the abductions issue.

3. In addition, the two leaders exchanged views on global trade, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, women’s empowerment and gender equality, and other subjects.

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