Canada PM heads to Peru for Summit of Americas

12:31  12 april  2018
12:31  12 april  2018 Source:   MSN

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.

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.

US President Donald Trump and heads of state from across the Western Hemisphere plan to travel to Peru for the Summit of the Americas , which will celebrate the theme "democratic PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets Cambodian PM on sidelines of MRC Summit (Politics: External Relations, 9 hours ago).

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.

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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.

Trump will head to South America for the first time as he travels to Peru and Colombia for Summit of the Americas will be in Lima, Peru next month Then heads to Columbia for meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos

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.

Trudeau meeting Sunday with B.C., Alberta premiers over Trans Mountain impasse .
The Prime Minister's Office says Justin Trudeau will sit down Sunday with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in an effort to hash out a solution to the ongoing dispute over the Trans Mountain pipeline project. Spokesperson Chantal Gagnon says Trudeau, who is on his way to Peru for the Summit of the Americas, will return to Ottawa for the meeting before resuming his travels to Paris and London on Monday.

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