Trudeau concludes first official visit to Argentina

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, today wrapped up a productive official visit to Argentina. He took concrete action to strengthen Canada’s relationship with one of its largest trading partners in South America.

During the meeting with President Mauricio Macri, the two leaders discussed issues of importance to Canada and Argentina.  They  included the creation of well-paying, middle class jobs, the promotion of economic growth that benefits all citizens, increased collaboration on polar research, and the relaunch of consultative mechanisms on human rights and nuclear cooperation.

While in Buenos Aires, the Prime Minister met with members of the Argentina-Canada Chamber of Commerce and participated in a round-table organized by the Canadian Council for the Americas.

In these meetings, the Prime Minister highlighted how Canadian companies already consider Argentina an important market and commercial partner. He also noted that Canadian businesses recognize the potential for increased commerce with Argentina as the country implements an ambitious, inclusive, and sustainable economic plan with a strong focus on international trade and investment.

Trudeau visited the Parque de la Memoria where he paid tribute to the 30,000 victims of Argentina’s junta.  Trudeau will be attending the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (A.P.E.C.) in Lima, Peru.