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Prime Minister to travel to the Netherlands, Italy, and the United Kingdom

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 25, 2021 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced he will travel to Europe for a bilateral visit to the Netherlands before participating in the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders' Summit in Italy and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in the United Kingdom.

The Prime Minister will travel to The Hague, the Netherlands on October 29, 2021 where he will meet with Prime Minister Mark Rutte and other Dutch representatives to discuss both countries' shared priorities and further the strong ties between Canada and the Netherlands.

The Prime Minister will then travel to Rome, Italy from October 30 to 31, 2021 to attend the G20 Leaders' Summit. The Prime Minister will highlight Canada's contributions to the global COVID-19 pandemic response and economic recovery, including support for low- and middle-income countries. He will also highlight Canada's ambitious actions to cut pollution while creating new middle class jobs and accelerating the transition to clean energy.

Following the G20 Leaders' Summit, Prime Minister Trudeau will travel to Glasgow, United Kingdom from November 1 to 2, 2021 to participate in COP26. At COP26, the Prime Minister will work with other leaders to accelerate global climate action to reduce pollution and meet targets outlined in the Paris Agreement, while creating economic growth for everyone.  At the Conference, he will also highlight Canada's leadership in the fight against climate change. This includes setting a strengthened 2030 emissions reduction target, putting a price on pollution, passing legislation to require net-zero emissions by 2050, and doubling Canada's financial contribution to support climate action in developing countries.

The G20 Leaders' Summit and COP26 are critical opportunities for Canada to work together with its global partners to find real solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Together, we will finish the fight against COVID-19, tackle the global climate crisis, and build a better future for everyone.  


"Canada and the Netherlands have a strong and dynamic relationship created by our bonds in WWII, close people-to-people ties, and a shared commitment to democracy, climate action, human rights, and equality. With the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, we have had the opportunity to collaborate further and create good, middle class jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. Together we will build a better future for our people and our countries."
? The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

"Canada is committed to support the global economic recovery, strengthen trade and create jobs, advance women's economic empowerment, and lead the global fight against climate change. Canadians understand that the economic prosperity of our country is rooted in ensuring a cleaner future for our children and grandchildren. I look forward to working with leaders at the G20 Leaders' Summit and COP26 so that, together, we can build a cleaner and more prosperous future for all."
? The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

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