South Korea’s president to come to Canada to talk trade

OTTAWA — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol will come to Canada next week to discuss trade and security with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Mr. Youn will travel to Toronto and Ottawa on September 22 and 23. The Federal Prime Minister’s Office says this is President Yoon’s first bilateral overseas visit since his election in March 2022.

According to the statement released Saturday by the cabinet, Mr. Trudeau will meet the South Korean president in Ottawa.

The purpose of the visit will be to strengthen commercial ties between the two countries by collaborating even more closely in the energy sector, including batteries for electric vehicles, critical minerals and emerging technologies. They also plan to talk about supply chains.

The two leaders intend to continue their collaboration on various issues related to regional security on the Korean Peninsula, including Operation NEON, which aims to monitor and deter North Korea’s maritime activities.

The two countries could also take the opportunity to “reiterate their condemnation of the illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine by Russia, together support the Ukrainian people and reaffirm their commitment to protect the rule of law”.

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