U.S. secretary of state to satisfy with Trudeau, Freeland forward of G7 summit

OTTAWA — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will go to Canada later this week to satisfy with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and International Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Their assembly comes prematurely of the G7 summit of the world’s seven huge economies, which will get underway later this week in Biarritz, France.

Freeland’s workplace says she’s going to host the conferences Thursday in Ottawa, the place discussions will give attention to Canada-U.S. co-operation on varied home and worldwide points, together with key safety and international coverage issues.

The assembly is being billed as a chance to construct on the outcomes of Trudeau’s June go to to Washington, D.C., the place he met with U.S. President Donald Trump and mentioned relations with China, in addition to the continued arbitrary detention of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig. 

Trudeau spoke with Trump by phone on Friday, the place the Canadian detentions in China got here up once more, as did the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong and the shared help of the 2 leaders for the ratification of the new North American commerce deal.

Trump and Trudeau additionally mentioned challenges within the world financial system, with an expectation they might additional these discussions collectively in particular person on the G7 summit later this week.



The Canadian Press