Japan-Canada Relations

September 2, 2020

On September 2, commencing at around 10:05 a.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. ABE Shinzo, 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 Abe explained that he would resign from his position as Prime Minister. He also stated that it was a great achievement for him and Prime Minister Trudeau to share the view that Japan and Canada would work together to materialize the vision of a “free and open Indo-Pacific,” adding that he expects support for even stronger bilateral relations.

2. In response, Prime Minister Trudeau, with his words of appreciation for Prime Minister Abe, expressed his gratitude for Prime Minister Abe’s leadership and stated that he highly values his contribution toward developing Japan-Canada relations.

3. In addition, the two leaders explained the measures being taken in their respective countries regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and shared the view that Japan and Canada would continue to work together closely.

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