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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will visit Canada

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A meeting between the two leaders is scheduled in Montreal, where they will discuss their shared priorities, including unwavering support for Ukraine and the global repercussions of illegal and unjustified invasion Russia, Trudeau’s office said in a statement.

Germany and Canada are close friends on the international stage. Our ties are based on shared commitments to democracy, peace and security, including our support for Ukraine, a clean and healthy future and an economy that works for the people.said Mr. Trudeau in a press release.

Discussions will also focus on energy security and the transition to clean energy.

The question of the use of hydrogen will occupy an important part of the Chancellor’s visit since he will be present with Mr. Trudeau at a trade show on this subject in Stephenville, Newfoundland. The statement said the two countries have a long history of cooperation in this area.

Canadian companies are deploying their technologies in the German market and German companies are investing in expanding manufacturing capabilities in Canadaexplains the office of the Prime Minister.

In Montreal, Messrs. Scholz and Trudeau will visit the Mila Institute. It is one of three national artificial intelligence institutes funded by the government’s Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy.

They will then participate in the Virtual Summit of Heads of State and Government on the International Platform for Crimea, which will take place on August 23 in Toronto.

In Toronto, Justin Trudeau must also speak at a Canadian-German business forum.

Last month, Ottawa decided to return to Germany turbines – repaired in Canada – intended for the Northern Gas Pipeline Stream 1 to alleviate the energy crisis in Europe and in particular in Germany, a decision strongly criticized by Ukraine.

MM. Scholz and Trudeau had met on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Germany in June.

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Germany is Canada’s largest merchandise export market in the European Union and its sixth largest trading partner in the world.

With information from The Canadian Press and Agence France-Presse

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