Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke today with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson to congratulate her on becoming Sweden’s first female Prime Minister. Prime Minister Trudeau recognized Sweden’s leadership for gender equality and Prime Minister Andersson’s gender – balanced cabinet.
The two leaders confirmed the deep relationship and the ongoing cooperation between Canada and Sweden, based on common values, interests and priorities.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Andersson discussed their shared concerns about Russia’s aggressive and destabilizing actions in and around Ukraine and the Baltics. They agreed on the importance of continued coordination and engagement between allies and partners. Prime Minister Trudeau said Russia needed to escalate the situation, stressing that any further military intervention in Ukraine would have serious consequences, including coordinated sanctions. He reaffirmed Canada’s steadfast support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The two leaders discussed the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 and their commitment to continue to strive for justice from Iran for the victims of this tragedy.
The Prime Ministers further agreed that Canada, Sweden and other like-minded countries must work together and coordinate their efforts to meet current global challenges. They emphasized the importance of a green, inclusive and sustainable economic recovery that leaves no one behind. They discussed the importance of a common price for pollutants to ensure fair trade and competitiveness.
Prime Minister Trudeau emphasized that he looks forward to continued cooperation with Prime Minister Andersson and to working together on common priorities, including climate action, security and prosperity, and economic growth for the middle class.
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