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Prime Minister to participate in the ASEAN Summit, G20 Summit, APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, and the Sommet de la Francophonie




OTTAWA (ON), November 2, 2022 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeautoday announced that he will attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodiathe G20 summit in Bali, Indonesiathe Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting in Bangkok, Thailandand the Eighteenth Francophonie Summit in Djerba, Tunisia.

The Indo-Pacific region is a growing hub for trade and investment that helps open markets, creates jobs and boosts economic growth. During his meetings at Asiathe Prime Minister will demonstrate from Canada a strong partnership to help grow the global economy for the benefit of people on both sides of the Pacific. No region in the world will have such an impact on from Canada future in the next half century than the Indo-Pacific.

In ASEAN, November 12 to 13, 2022, Prime Minister Trudeau will discuss regional and global challenges with his counterparts in ASEAN and the broader Indo-Pacific region. He will attend the ASEAN-Canada Memorial Summit to mark the 45th anniversary of ASEAN-Canada dialogue relations. Under the ASEAN Summit theme “Addressing Challenges Together”, the Prime Minister will promote regional peace and stability, rules-based trade, economic growth that benefits all and strong ties between our peoples.

As people around the world feel the effects of challenges such as inflation, food insecurity and supply chain shortages, we must work together to find solutions and make life better and more affordable. At the G20 summit, November 15 to 16, 2022The Prime Minister will work with partners to advance shared priorities under this year’s theme “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”, including solutions to food and energy insecurity, climate change and health.

At the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting, the November 18, 2022under the theme “Open. Connect. Balance. Prime Minister Trudeau will reaffirm from Canada commitment to open up economic cooperation and remove trade barriers in the Indo-Pacific region for the benefit of people on both sides of the Pacific. He will also work with his counterparts to strengthen the bonds between our peoples and drive climate action and economic growth.

The Prime Minister will then take part in the Eighteenth Summit of La Francophonie, November 19 to 20, 2022. Under the Summit theme “Connect in Diversity”, it will reinforce the importance of protecting democracy and human rights, defend and promote the French language, and continue to forge strong ties with our partners in La Francophonie across all the continents.

During his trip, Prime Minister Trudeau will continue to champion peace, security, democracy and human rights, take ambitious climate action to accelerate the transition to a cleaner economy, ensure food security and energy and working to make life better and more affordable for people. . The Prime Minister will stress the importance of continuing to work with allies and partners to support Ukraineand other countries most affected by the impacts of war, while remaining united in the face of Russian aggression. He will continue to denounce Russia sham referenda and attempted illegal annexations of occupied regions Ukrainewhich constitute gross violations of international law and a further escalation of the tactics used by Russia during his invasion of Ukraine.

Canada will continue to work with our global partners and democracies around the world to address the challenges of today while addressing the opportunities of tomorrow.


“When the world works together on common challenges, we make life better for people. I look forward to meeting world leaders, including my counterparts in the Indo-Pacific region, to continue creating jobs and boosting economic growth that benefits everyone.”
– The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeauprime minister of Canada

Fast facts

  • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional intergovernmental organization composed of 10 member states whose objective is to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development; promote regional peace and stability, respect for justice and the rule of law; and increase collaboration in a range of economic, social, cultural, technical, scientific and administrative fields.
  • PM Trudeau participated in the ASEAN-Canada 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit in 2017 and also attended the ASEAN Summit in 2018.
  • Canada home to more than one million people of South Asian descent, who contribute greatly to the economic, cultural and social fabric of our country. The economies of ASEAN member states represent from Canada fourth commercial partner, with more than $31 billion in bilateral trade in 2021. Nearly 38,000 students from the ASEAN region are currently studying in Canada.
  • The G20 is the main forum for international economic cooperation among its members. The members of the G20 are the major economies of the world and represent all inhabited continents, 80% of world GDP, 75% of world trade and 60% of world population.
  • This is the 8th G20 summit attended by Prime Minister Trudeau.
  • It’s the 7e prime minister time Justin Trudeau will attend the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting.
  • From 2020, The 21 member economies of APEC are responsible for more than 60% of global economic output, account for 48% of global trade and are home to 38% of the world’s population.
  • In 2021, APEC partners accounted for more than 83% of from Canada total merchandise trade.
  • It’s the 3rd Francophonie Summit in the presence of Prime Minister Trudeau.
  • Canada is one of the founding countries and an active member of the International Organization of La Francophonie.

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