Japan-Canada Relations

February 9, 2022

On February 9, commencing at 11:00 am, for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit telephone talk with the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. The overview of the talk is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Prime Minister KISHIDA stated that Canada is an important, strategic partner for Japan in the Indo-Pacific region. In response, Prime Minister Trudeau mentioned that he looked forward to further strengthening the cooperation between Japan and Canada to address various challenges facing the international community.
  2. The two leaders shared the view to advance further cooperation and collaboration on the concrete aspects of the six priority areas of cooperation toward the realization of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific.” The two leaders exchanged their views on one of the priority areas of cooperation, Free Trade Promotion and Trade Agreement Implementation, and shared the view regarding the importance of upholding the high standard of CPTPP.
  3. The two leaders exchanged their views on regional affairs, including China and North Korea. They shared serious concern about North Korea’s frequent nuclear and missile activities. The two leaders confirmed to maintain their close cooperation on responding to North Korea, including on the abduction issues.
  4. The two leaders, continuing to monitor the situation in Ukraine with grave concern, confirmed their consistent support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and concurred to continue close coordination between them.
  5. The two leaders shared the view to cooperate in areas such as energy, resources and climate change.

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