Toronto : The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that he will visit Dublin, Ireland, on July 4 and Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 5 before attending the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7 and 8.
As Canada marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Prime Minister’s visit to Ireland and the U.K. will serve to recognize the strong family ties, history, and common purpose our countries share. The Prime Minister will meet with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to honour her importance to Canada’s history, and to thank her for her continued dedication to Canada.
In Dublin, the Prime Minister will meet with Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar for the first time. The two leaders will discuss issues of mutual interest, including how to best take advantage of opportunities created by the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). After Dublin, the Prime Minister will travel to Edinburgh to be received in private audience by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
At the Hamburg Summit, G20 leaders will consider measures to reach sustainable development goals, address climate change, respond to global health challenges, and advance gender equality, including the economic empowerment of women.
The Prime Minister will stress the need to focus on economic growth that benefits everyone. He will also reiterate Canada’s commitment to working with partners to develop a coordinated global response to terrorism while safeguarding human rights.