Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

The leaders discussed Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine and its impacts, including for the Global South. They agreed to further pursue joint efforts with Allies and G7 partners to support those most affected by the consequences of Russian aggression, and increase equitable access to concessional financing for low- and middle-income countries.

The Prime Minister and the President discussed the importance of close coordination between partners and Allies to build resilient supply chains, and recognized the importance of Canada and the European Union’s carbon pricing mechanisms. They looked forward to further advancing bold action on climate and the transition toward low-carbon economies.

The two leaders agreed on the need to stabilize the crisis in Haiti, including through a coordinated approach to address impunity, hold those who promote violence and instability accountable, and facilitate Haitian-led solutions.

Prime Minister Trudeau and President von der Leyen agreed to continue coordinating closely on shared priorities.


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