January 5, 2023 (Ottawa, Ontario) The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the Prime Minister of Japan, Kishida Fumio, will visit Ottawa on January 12, 2023. This will be Prime Minister Kishida’s first bilateral visit to Canada since he assumed office in October 2021.
Prime Minister Trudeau will meet with Prime Minister Kishida to discuss Japan’s priorities for its upcoming G7 Presidency. They will also continue to cooperate on Canada and Japan’s shared values, including our vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific and further strengthening bilateral trade, investment, and innovation to grow our economies and benefit people in both countries.
Canada and Japan are key partners, globally and in the Indo-Pacific region. During their time together, the two leaders will continue to work closely to grow our economies, create good jobs in both countries, and improve regional security, including through Canada’s recently announced Indo-Pacific Strategy and Japan’s National Security Strategy. These discussions will explore ways Canada and Japan can implement joint priorities across a range of issues, from free trade, to energy security, to peacekeeping and peacebuilding.
The leaders will also discuss Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, and continue working together to support the Ukrainian government and people.
“Canada and Japan share a close friendship rooted in decades of cooperation, shared values, and deep ties between our people. We both benefit from a strong trade, innovation, and investment relationship bolstered by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has been helping businesses and workers in both our countries succeed since 2018. I look forward to welcoming Prime Minister Kishida to Canada and working even more closely together to deliver results for people in Canada and Japan.”