By Caribbean News Global
LONDON, England – Prime Minister Rishi Sunak spoke to French President Macron Friday morning following a similar conversation with prime minister Justin Trudeau, October 27.
Prime minister Trudeau’s office for communications said in a press release:
“The two leaders discussed the importance of building on the strong relationship between their two countries, particularly to address ongoing global concerns such as Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, uncertainties facing the global economy, challenges to energy security, and opportunities for supporting opportunities for clean growth and job creation.
“Prime minister Trudeau also underlined his interest in working closely with prime minister Sunak to address climate change and to support a successful COP15 in Canada in December, and further discussed the deepening of the security cooperation between Canada and the UK, and agreed to pursue related efforts through the Canada-UK enhanced national security partnership.”
Prime minister Trudeau and prime minister Sunak looked forward to meeting in person during the upcoming G20 Leaders’ Summit in Indonesia; in the meantime, the two leaders confirmed their shared support for efforts to reinforce supply chain security and to promote free and open rules-based trade globally.
“Prime minister Trudeau underscored Canada’s support for the UK’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. The prime ministers emphasized that ongoing negotiations toward a comprehensive, ambitious, and inclusive free trade agreement between Canada and the UK remain a priority. They also discussed the importance of the G7, and agreed to continue closely collaborating with its members.”
Meanwhile, president Emmanuel Macron and prime minister Sunak spoke this morning (October 28), and stressed the importance he places on the UK’s relationship with France, “our neighbour and ally,” noted prime minister’s office, 10 Downing Street:
“The leaders agreed that there are a huge range of areas where UK-France cooperation is vital, including on Ukraine, climate, defence and the economy. The prime minister also noted the strong historic and cultural links between our countries, as exemplified by president Macron’s moving words following the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
“The prime minister and president Macron discussed a range of global issues, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They agreed on the importance of continuing to work in support of Ukraine. As people across Europe face a difficult winter, with rising energy costs resulting from Putin’s invasion, the leaders resolved to work together to secure a more stable energy future. This includes increasing cooperation on nuclear energy.”
Moreover, 10 Downing Street, noted:
“Prime minister Sunak stressed the importance for both nations to make the Channel route completely unviable for people traffickers. The leaders committed to deepening our partnership to deter deadly journeys across the Channel that benefit organised criminals.”
“Prime minister Sunak and president Macron look forward to meeting soon, and to holding a UK-France Summit next year.”