21 Mar 2023

Chris Hipkins and Justin Trudeau discuss 'shared priorities'

5:05 pm on 21 March 2023
New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Photo: RNZ / AFP

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has spoken with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau in which they discussed "share priorities", a spokesperson for Hipkins said.

"Including management of domestic issues, maintaining a secure Indo-Pacific region, climate change, the Christchurch Call, CPTPP - including UK accession, and their shared support for the international rules based order.

"They also spoke about Russia's ongoing illegal and unprovoked war in Ukraine, and discussed their respective countries ongoing support of Ukraine's self defence."

The call was scheduled to take place last month but was delayed because of Cyclone Gabrielle.

Hipkins and Trudeau said they would stay in close contact.

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