Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Meloni.
The leaders unequivocally condemned Hamas’ attack against Israel and expressed support for Israel’s right to defend itself in accordance with international law, including international humanitarian law.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Meloni expressed deep concern over escalation in the region and the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza. They agreed on the need for urgent and unimpeded access to life-saving humanitarian aid for civilians. The leaders called for the humane treatment and immediate release of all hostages being held by Hamas.
The prime ministers emphasized the importance of close coordination and partnerships to respond to pressing global challenges. They discussed opportunities to work together, particularly during Italy’s G7 Presidency in 2024 and Canada’s subsequent G7 Presidency in 2025.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Meloni looked forward to further collaboration and agreed to stay in close and regular contact.