Trudeau to make first official visit to South Korea

By The Canadian Press

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to leave Monday for a weeklong trip to Asia, where he will make his first official visit to South Korea and attend the G-7 leaders’ summit in Japan.

The trip comes at a time when the world is collectively facing security threats and economic uncertainty magnified by climate change.

One of Canada’s top priorities will be strengthening ties between the allied countries to address the converging challenges.

The prime minister is scheduled to be in Seoul between May 16 and 18, after South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s visit to Ottawa last fall. Since then, both countries have released their Indo-Pacific strategies, which aim to counterbalance Chinese influence by increasing economic and military ties in the region.

Canada is expected to seek the G-7 members’ co-operationon providing ongoing support to Ukraine, as well as addressing climate change.

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