The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that he will travel to Biarritz, France, to attend the G7 Leaders’ Summit from August 24 to 26.
The Summit is an important opportunity to take concerted action on some of our world’s most pressing challenges, including making sure more people benefit from our rapidly changing economy.
Under France’s leadership, this year’s Summit will focus on reducing inequality, and will build on key themes from Canada’s G7 presidency last year, including growing economies that work for everyone, advancing gender equality, combatting the climate crisis, and defending the rules-based international order. In particular, France has continued the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, launched under Canada’s presidency.
At the Summit, the Prime Minister will continue to champion these issues, and underscore the need to create new opportunities for the middle class in order to restore people’s confidence in the future.
In addition, he will promote open trade and investment, call for stronger and more decisive action to combat violent extremism in all its forms, including online, and underline the need to take decisive, collective action to combat the climate crisis and protect our world’s oceans.
France has also invited leaders beyond the G7 to attend portions of the Summit. During these meetings, Prime Minister Trudeau will exchange with African leaders on ways to combat global inequality, encourage stability, and promote development across Africa, in particular in the Sahel region.