Justin Trudeau to host Spanish prime minister to discuss benefits of trade with Europe
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Montreal today, where he’ll host a series of meetings with the prime minister of Spain.
Trudeau and Pedro Sanchez will attend a military welcome, hold a bilateral meeting and take part in an armchair discussion.
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According to a news release from Trudeau’s office, the two leaders will discuss the benefits of the Canada-Europe free trade agreement, as well as other topics including global security and gender equality.
It will be the second formal meeting for Trudeau and Sanchez, who first met at the NATO summit in Belgium in July, shortly after Sanchez was sworn in as prime minister.
Spain is Canada’s seventh-largest EU trading partner, with $1.7 billion in Canadian merchandise imports to Spain in 2017.
Canadian investments in Spain were valued at $6.4 billion last year, while Spain’s investments in Canada totalled more than $5.8 billion.