Prime Minister to travel to the Republic of Korea and attend G7 Summit in Japan

2023 May 10

The international community is strongest when we act in unison. We must continue to pull together to build clean economies, strengthen supply chains, and defend the rules-based international order – because it is critical to the future of our children and grandchildren. I look forward to meeting with President Yoon, G7 leaders, and G7 partners in a spirit of cooperation to address these challenges and make life better for people around the world.

The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Right now, people around the world are feeling the intensifying effects of intersecting global crises. Armed conflict, climate change, food and energy insecurity, and pandemics are driving up the cost of living, displacing people from their homes, and creating uncertainty about the future. In this moment, cooperation with international partners, including through the G7, is vital to addressing these impacts and making life better for people.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced he will travel to the Republic of Korea (Korea) and Japan from May 16 to 21, 2023. Prime Minister Trudeau will participate in an official bilateral visit in Seoul, Korea from May 16 to 18 before travelling to Hiroshima, Japan, from May 19 to 21 to participate in the G7 Summit.

In Korea, a close friend and ally to Canada in the North Pacific, the Prime Minister will meet with President of the Republic of Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol, to advance shared priorities, including economic and energy security, net-zero emission economies, democracy, human rights, and gender equality. The Prime Minister will also champion Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy and highlight Canada and Korea’s rich historical ties as we celebrate our 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations and lay the foundation for the next 60 years.

In Japan, at the G7 Summit, the Prime Minister will further strengthen the close collaboration of G7 partners to address the global challenges of our time, including meeting the needs of emerging and developing economies; supporting Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia’s brutal invasion; defending peace, security, and human rights internationally; taking ambitious climate action while growing clean economies; and making life better and more affordable for people around the world.

During his engagements with other G7 leaders and invited guests, the Prime Minister will advance the shared priorities of promoting a cleaner future, continuing to close the infrastructure investment gap, and accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals while promoting the core values of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law that unite our countries.