Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montreal on Saturday. They notably discussed the consequences of the war in Ukraine, the climate crisis and cooperation in the Arctic.
Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre is in Canada to participate in the Global Progress Action conference, hosted by Prime Minister Trudeau. Støre also had a bilateral meeting with his Canadian colleague during the conference. The conversation took place in English and French.
– Canada is a close ally and important partner in the Arctic. That’s why I’m happy to come here and talk about the big challenges we need to solve together. We must solve major challenges related to climate, energy and new technologies beyond national borders, said Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.
The two prime ministers also discussed the economic situation. Canadians and Norwegians are experiencing a sharp rise in prices and interest rates.
– This situation requires good policy responses at global, national and local levels, believes Støre.
Støre and Trudeau also spoke about the war in Ukraine and its consequences, both in Ukraine and the rest of the world.
– We will support Ukraine as long as necessary, says Jonas Gahr Støre.
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