Japan's prime minister expected in Ottawa next week

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Japanese Prime Minister expected in Ottawa next week

This will be the Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's first official visit to Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, for a bilateral meeting in Ottawa next week .

In a statement released Thursday, Trudeau's office said the two leaders will discuss Japan's priorities for its next G7 presidency, among other things.

The meeting, which will take place on January 12 will also be an opportunity to discuss the Indo-Pacific strategy recently announced by the Trudeau government. This will be Fumio Kishida's first official visit to Canada since taking office in 2021.

I look forward to welcoming Prime Minister Kishida to Canada to further strengthen our collaboration and achieve results for the citizens of Canada and Japan, said the Canadian Prime Minister in the press release relayed by his office.

It also reads that issues related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine will be on the agenda.

< p class="e-p">Canada and Japan enjoy a deep friendship that is based on decades of cooperation and is rooted in our shared values ​​and the close ties that unite our peoples, added Mr. Trudeau. On trade, innovation and investment, we benefit from a strong relationship underpinned by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which drives success businesses and workers from our two countries since 2018.

Japan is Canada's most important bilateral partner in terms of foreign direct investment in Asia, underlines Ottawa in its press release.< /p>

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