Justin Trudeau invites PM Hasina to G7 outreach
Published : Sunday, 3 June, 2018 at 11:50 AM Count : 1410
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invited world leaders, including his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina, to the upcoming G7 outreach.
On Saturday, Trudeau announced in Ottawa that Canada will welcome several world leaders and heads of international organisations to the G7 Summit to take part in a special outreach session, which will focus on healthy oceans and resilient coastal communities. It will be held on Jun 9.
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and the US are the other members of the grouping.
The following leaders and heads of international organizations have been invited to the Outreach Session of the G7 Summit:
>> Mauricio Macri, president of Argentina and chair of the G20
>> Sheikh Hasina, prime minister of Bangladesh
>> Jovenel Moïse, president of Haiti and chair of the Caribbean Community
>> Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica
>> Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya
>> Hilda Heine, president of the Marshall Islands
>> Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway
>> Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda and chair of the African Union
>> Macky Sall, president of Senegal
>> Danny Faure, president of Seychelles
>> Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa
>> Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, prime minister of Vietnam
>> Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund
>> José Ángel Gurría, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
>> António Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations
>> Kristalina Georgieva, chief executive officer of the World Bank
These leaders and heads of international organisations will meet G7 leaders to discuss how to build resilient coasts and communities, share ocean knowledge and science, and support sustainable oceans and fisheries.
They will also explore how to best address pressing challenges, including plastics in our oceans and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, the Canadian government said in a statement.
“Our oceans and coasts are under considerable threat – from increases in plastic pollution, more frequent and severe weather events, and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Resilient coastal communities and healthy oceans are vital to growing economies that work for everyone and that is why we are committed to working with others to protect the world’s oceans,” Trudeau said.
The leaders and heads of international organisations will also attend a dinner hosted by Julie Payette, governor general of Canada, at the Citadelle of Québec.
Canada holds the G7 presidency for 2018. Part of this role includes setting the agenda for the year, as well as organising and hosting the Leaders’ Summit, ministerial meetings, and other associated events.