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Canada to host Canada-European Union Summit in Newfoundland

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OTTAWA, Canada – Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that Canada will welcome European Union (EU) leaders to St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, for the 19th Canada-EU Leaders’ Summit, which will run from November 23 to 24, 2023.

Prime Minister Trudeau will host the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. The Summit will be an opportunity to underscore the already strong ties between Canada and the EU and will allow leaders to discuss ways to build on this relationship.

During the Summit, the leaders will discuss progress on key commitments established during the 2021 Canada-EU Leaders’ Summit in Belgium, including creating jobs and opportunities and building the middle class; fighting climate change and halting biodiversity loss; increasing collaboration on technology, research, and innovation; and building sustainable and resilient economies for future generations.

The leaders will also reaffirm their support for strengthening trade under the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

In his discussions with EU leaders, prime minister Trudeau will also highlight Canada and the EU’s shared commitment to promote democracy, human rights, clean energy, gender equality, and the rule of law to create a better, more equitable world.

Prime Minister Trudeau said: “The Canada-EU relationship is more important than ever. I look forward to meeting with president Michel and president von der Leyen to discuss how we can address the most pressing challenges of our time. Together, we will work to grow the middle class, improve quality of life, and build clean economies on both sides of the Atlantic.”

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