Well Canada’s agenda is going to face some headwinds over the next few days at this meeting of Pacific Nation leaders and it’s for two reasons first Canada’s terrible relationship right now with India and Canada’s ongoing tense relationship with China and certainly for Pacific Rim countries India and China are much more important than
Canada is uh people will not want to get on the wrong side of India and China and for that reason it’s going to be a little tough for Justin Trudeau to find a lot of friends over the next couple of days his biggest Ally of course is going
To be the host of these meetings and that’s US President Joe Biden and in fact it’s going to be Joe Biden that’s going to make the big headline on Wednesday because he’s going to meet a one-on-one meeting with Chinese president XI jingping it’s the first
Time the two men have met face to face in a year and in fact just the second time in Biden’s presidency that he sat down with President XI they have lots to talk about what’s interesting is China’s been signaling that it wishes to stabilize trade relationships right now
China’s economy is not doing as well as China would like there’s lots of differences that China has with the West including Canada but China is talking about setting those aside those unresolved differences and making sure that trade ties are strong and continue so that’ll be the big headline today
From San Francisco as for uh the prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau what’s his agenda for these next few days I’ve been covering International Summits like this for nearly two decades I’ve never seen a prime minister from Canada show up and want to talk about
The cost of food back at home but that’s exactly what Justin Trudeau is going to do he wants to talk about supply chain issues whatever he can do whatever uh Pacific gim countries can do to bring down the cost of food at home that is going to be the theme we’ll see if
There’s anything that can be done but Justin Trudeau wants to talk about that with his peers uh Trudeau will start the day off though today ahead of this Summit uh by uh meeting with California governor Gavin Nome uh the two men are political birds of a feather both small
L liberals very much interested in electric vehicle production fighting climate change and so on and sure enough that’s what will be on their agenda when they meet in San francisc later this afternoon it’s a quick visit for the Prime Minister he’s out of the country for just two nights back on Friday David
Aken Global News Ottawa
Canada’s agenda at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum is expected to face some headwinds over the next couple of days, due to its ongoing tense relationship with India and China, according to experts.
For Pacific Rim countries, India and China are much more important than Canada, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may not be prioritized at the meeting in San Francisco, Calif.
Trudeau’s biggest ally at these meetings is anticipated to be the U.S. host President Joe Biden, and it will be Biden who makes headlines on Wednesday as he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Global’s David Akin has more.
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