Canada Congratulates The New Prime Minister Of Japan

Canada Congratulates The New Prime Minister Of Japan

Canada Congratulates The New Prime Minister Of Japan

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has congratulated and welcomed the new Prime Minister of Japan, Kishida Fumio.

In a statement issued issued in Ottawa on October 4, 2021, Prime Minister Trudeau said that:

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Kishida Fumio on becoming the Prime Minister of Japan.

The Canadian leader said of the Japanese people that “Canada and Japan are steadfast allies and partners with strong historic bonds, common values, and vibrant people-to-people ties.”

He added that the two countries “work closely together in international forums, including the G7, G20, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and World Trade Organization.”

Trudeau noted that the two countries’ “extensive trade and investment ties, underpinned by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, greatly contribute to our economic security.”

Trudeau said that Canada looks “forward to further deepening the relationship between our two countries. Together, we will advance our shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific and take ambitious action in the fight against climate change.”

With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic which has presented serious health and economic challenged to countries around the world since the beginning of 2020, Trudeau stated that “as we continue to address the global impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will work to promote greater prosperity for people in Canada and Japan and throughout the Indo-Pacific region.”

Trudeau thanked the outgoing Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide, whom, according to Trudeau, “I had the pleasure to meet in person at the G7 Summit in the United Kingdom earlier this year, for his contributions to strengthening Canada-Japan relations. I wish him well in his future endeavours.”