SEOUL (Reuters) – Premier canadien Justin Trudeau a mercredi declared that his son pays était prêt à s’associer à la Core du Sud sur des projets critiques de minéraux et d’energie propre et à repousser les menaces nucléaires and de missiles de la north korea.
Trudeau told the South Korean parliament that Canada is committed to increasing military involvement to mitigate regional security threats, while working with Seoul to denuclearize North Korea.
“Canada is ready to strengthen its partnership with friends like Korea on everything from critical minerals to high-tech innovation to clean energy solutions,” Trudeau said.
He said the issues will be “at the heart” of the summit with South Korean President Yoon Sok-yol scheduled for later Wednesday, which will be followed by a press conference and a state dinner.
Trudeau arrived in Seoul on Tuesday, the first visit by a Canadian leader in nine years, as the two countries seek to boost cooperation on security and critical minerals used in electric vehicles.
A South Korean government official said Yoon and Trudeau will sign an agreement on key mineral supply chains, clean energy conversion and energy security cooperation.
The two countries, whose relationship marks their 60th anniversary this year, are also exploring ways to expand security ties, including intelligence sharing, while navigating the rivalry between the United States and China.
Trudeau said stability in the Indo-Pacific and North Pacific is essential to global security, and he urged North Korea to abandon its weapons programs and reopen denuclearization talks.
“Canada is committed to increasing not only our trade, but also our military engagement to mitigate regional security threats,” Trudeau said.
“We will continue to call on North Korea to return to dialogue and diplomacy,” he added, pledging to support efforts to build a “nuclear-free, peaceful and prosperous” Korean Peninsula.
Reporting by Hyonhee Shin. Written by Ed Davies. Edited by Tom Hogg
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