Canada announces new partnerships with China to grow shared prosperity
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new joint partnerships with China after successfully concluding, with His Excellency Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, the second Annual Leaders’ Dialogue.
Canada and China are working to build a stronger, more stable relationship to create good, middle-class jobs and more opportunities for people in both countries.
With that goal in mind, the two leaders announced new initiatives to grow shared prosperity.
- Both countries agreed to increase collaboration on agriculture and tourism, which will include expanding market access to give Canadian producers new opportunities to enhance their competitiveness.
- To strengthen the cultural and economic relationship between Canada and China, both countries agreed to co-chair the inaugural meeting of the Canada-China Joint Committee on Culture in Ottawa, in February 2018, to discuss matters of mutual interest, including creative industries and the arts.
- The two leaders discussed important regional issues, including North Korea and Myanmar.
“While in Beijing, Premier Li and I had discussions on a range of issues, from growing trade and investment, to combating climate change, to the importance of free expression,” said Trudeau. “I look forward to continuing discussions towards a comprehensive trade agreement, which will open up greater opportunities for people on both sides of the Pacific.”