Canada's PM Justin Trudeau Invites President Uhuru for G7 Summit

  • By Jael Keya on Friday, 20 April 2018 - 5:28pm
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  • Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to attend the G7 summit to be held in Charlevoix, Quebec, in early June

    The Premier made the request to President Kenyatta during their sideline meeting after the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) gathering in London.

    Kenyatta noted: "We have to work to support growth in developing countries, including working to tap greater private sector investment. Development is critical to securing stability."

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    G7 summit is a gathering headed by the Group of Seven most industrialised countries comprising the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, and Japan.

    Charlevoix, Quebec is set to host the G7 summit, an annual meeting that chats the global course on key issues, from June 8 to 9, 2018.

    This year, the G7 summit is expected to focus on areas of trade, security, and climate change.

    If he attends, this will be the Head of State's second visit to the summit following last year's event in Taormina, Italy. 

    Through a statement seen by Kenyans.co.ke, Uhuru further noted: "We reached an agreement for Kenya and Canada to partner on the blue economy and find ways of harnessing ocean resources to support economic growth."

    PM Trudeau is stated to have accepted President Kenyatta's request for Canada to co-host the Oceans Conference Kenya is hosting in November.

    "Our meeting gives us an opportunity to speak about the great relationship between Kenya and Canada. Canada is pleased with the excellent conference on the blue economy you are hosting and is ready to partner with you,” exclaimed PM Trudeau.

    On Thursday, President Kenyatta attended the official opening ceremony of the Commonwealth summit at Buckingham Palace that was presided over by Queen Elizabeth II.

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