Trudeau to address European Parliament meet Angela Merkel in Germany

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fields a question at a news conference during a visit to Fredericton on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is off to Europe next week to address the European Parliament and for a face-to-face meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Trudeau’s office says he will travel to Strasbourg, France to address the European Parliament, which is expected to vote to ratify the Canada-EU free trade deal next week.Trudeau’s Berlin visit with Merkel, arguably Europe’s most influential politician, comes as the EU tries to deal with the ascendance of Donald Trump and his protectionist, inward looking “America First” foreign policy.Trudeau and Merkel will discuss “key foreign policy and commercial priorities” for Canada and Germany, says the Prime Minister’s Office.Trudeau will also travel to Hamburg, where he will be the guest of honour for the city’s annual St. Matthew’s Day banquet.Merkel and Trudeau spoke by telephone in December after a truck driven by a Tunisian asylum seeker rammed a Christmas celebration in Berlin killing 12. Trudeau to address European Parliament, meet Angela Merkel in Germany by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 8, 2017 11:42 am MDT Last Updated Feb 8, 2017 at 12:46 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

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