Justin Trudeau conquering Paris


During an official visit to France, the Canadian Prime Minister showed his closeness to Emmanuel Macron, notably on the controversial free trade treaty between the European Union and Canada. Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Elysee … To believe the photos, Justin Trudeau missed no tourist or symbolic stage on the first day of his first official visit to France. The Canadian Prime Minister notably exchanged with Emmanuel Macron during a lunch at the presidential palace. The two leaders stressed Monday their “convergences”, especially on the free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada (Ceta), which produces “already” profits, they say. “We have a very strong convergence of views,” said Emmanuel Macron during a joint press conference in Paris, where Justin Trudeau made his first official visit, until Tuesday. “France will support and support” Canada for the G7 on June 8 and 9 in Quebec, promised Emmanuel Macron, who will visit Ottawa and Quebec shortly before. “We share an ambitious vision of the Franco-Canadian relationship,” added the Canadian leader, who will probably seek to forget the controversy over his recent trip to India thanks to the pomp of the French reception, with in particular a solemn address to the National Assembly on Tuesday. On Monday, he also visited UNESCO Headquarters, where he met with his Director General, Audrey Azoulay. The proximity of the young French-Canadian couple – 40 years old for Macron and 46 years for Trudeau -, in particular, made it possible to boast of the beneficial effects, according to them, of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA in English, CETA in French). between Canada and the European Union. This controversial treaty, particularly accused of dumping by French farmers, entered “provisionally” into force on September 21, unless it was finally voted by the 43 national (and regional in the case of Belgium) of the EU. Shortly after witnessing the signing of a joint cultural declaration on “Cultural Diversity and Transparency in the Digital Space”, the leaders also came together in the fight against global warming. In Canada, Trudeau is criticized by environmentalists Commending Canadian efforts in this area, Emmanuel Macron committed to “enhanced cooperation” and “a coordinated response” to not only “defend the Paris Agreement” but “also take new initiatives.” The Paris Agreement of 2015 saw more than 190 countries pledge to limit the global rise of the thermometer between two and three degrees Celsius compared to the pre-industrial era. “We have agreed to intensify our collaboration in the fight against climate change,” said Justin Trudeau, widely criticized by environmentalists for supporting the expansion of an oil pipeline between the province of Alberta and Canada. the port of Vancouver (west). Justin Trudeau also assured Paris of the continuation of Canada’s engagement with the UN force in Mali (Minusma), recalling “the desire of Canadians to re-engage in UN peace operations”. The Canadian Prime Minister on Saturday lent his support to the strikes carried out by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against Syria’s chemical arsenal. He must, after France, go to London, from April 17 to 20. Any reproduction prohibited


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