Canada PM heads to Peru for Summit of Americas

12:31  12 april  2018
12:31  12 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

Trudeau travels to Lima, Peru, Paris and London later this month

  Trudeau travels to Lima, Peru, Paris and London later this month Trudeau travels to Lima, Peru, Paris and London later this month He will be in Lima, April 12-14, Paris, April 15-17 and London, April 17-20 for the Commonwealth heads of government meeting.

VIII Summit of the Americas . Lima, Peru . Heads of State and Government. Participating Countries. Joint Summit Working Group.

President Trump plans to attend the Summit of the Americas gathering next month in Peru , the White House announced Saturday — a visit that may The summit , which began under the Clinton administration, is held every three years and includes the heads of state in the Western Hemisphere.

Justin Trudeau wearing a suit and tie© Provided by thecanadianpress.com

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is off to South America today for a major foreign tour that will see him attend two international summits over a stretch of 10 days.

The trip is seen as an opportunity for Trudeau to turn the page on his widely criticized recent trips to China and India — and to land some new trade partners for Canada.

His first stop will be Lima, Peru, where leaders from more than 30 Western Hemisphere countries will gather for the 8th Summit of the Americas.

There had been speculation that Canada, the U.S. and Mexico would announce some form of an agreement in principle on a new North American Free Trade Agreement during the summit.

Trudeau looks for wins on major foreign trip

  Trudeau looks for wins on major foreign trip Trudeau looks for wins on major foreign tripThe stakes will be high, starting with Trudeau's first stop in Peru for the 8th Summit of the Americas, which plays host every four years to more than 30 countries across the Western Hemisphere. There had been speculation that Canada, the U.S. and Mexico would announce some form of an agreement in principle on a new North American Free Trade Agreement. But while high-level talks are still expected to take place, the absence of U.S. President Donald Trump — he's staying home, ostensibly to oversee the possible American response to a chemical attack in Syria — has dampened talk of ceremonial surprises.

President Trump plans to attend the Summit of the Americas gathering next month in Peru , the White House announced Saturday — a visit that may underscore tensions in the region over the administration’s policies on immigration and trade.

Summit of the Americas : Presidents and Heads of Government attend plenary session today. Canada PM Trudeau arrives in Peru for Summit of the Americas . 19:40 | Lima, Apr.

But while high-level talks are still expected to take place, U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to skip the gathering has dampened talk of ceremonial surprises.

Instead, the meeting is likely to be dominated by the political crisis in Venezuela.

While there, Trudeau will also get a rare chance to meet with Latin America's largest trading bloc, Mercosur, which counts powerhouse Brazil as well as Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay among its members.

Following two days of meetings in Peru, Trudeau will travel to Paris for his first official visit to France and a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. He will also address the French National Assembly and hold several speaking engagements.

The prime minister will end his tour in London, where he will meet the Queen and British Prime Minister Theresa May before joining leaders from 52 other nations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, where trade will top the agenda.

Prime Minister, premiers meet over controversial Trans Mountain pipeline .
Prime Minister, premiers meet over controversial Trans Mountain pipeline“It's a pleasure to be sitting down with the premiers this morning. We have important discussions ahead, and I’m looking forward to it,” Trudeau said at the outset of the session with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and B.C. Premier John Horgan.

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