Trudeau concludes visit to Peru and to the APEC Leaders’ Meeting

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has concluded his participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting hosted by Peru.

During the meeting, the Trudeau worked closely with his counterparts to promote a progressive trade agenda that builds a stronger middle class, and ensures the benefits of an open global trading environment are fairly distributed and felt by everyone.

Trudeau also discussed the importance of well targeted public investments that create opportunities for all segments of the population. He discussed how Canada is engaging constructively on key international challenges, including economic governance and climate change.

On the margins of the Leaders’ Meeting, Trudeau held fruitful discussions with Peruvian President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.  “I would like to thank President Kuczynski for his hospitality and for his leadership as host of APEC this year,” Trudeau said. The two leaders discussed ways to achieve closer cooperation on shared foreign policy objectives and regional security priorities. They also agreed to enhance commercial exchanges, particularly in the areas of defence, infrastructure, energy, education, and health.

Finally, the Prime Minister met with his counterparts from other APEC member economies including Australia, Mexico, the US, and Vietnam to discuss issues of mutual interest. He also met with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to discuss the expansion of its Canadian operations.

Obama’s Final APEC Summit

This was US President Barack Obama’s final APEC summit as President.  Trudeau marked the occasion with a tweet: “It’s been a great pleasure to work with @POTUS.  Thank you Barack for working to renew and strengthen the bonds between our two countries.”  President Elect Donald Trump takes over January 20, 2017.