Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany, will be visiting Canada

Olaf Scholz

OTTAWA, ON, August 13, 2022 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that the Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, will visit Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ontario and Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, 21-23 August 2022.

Prime Minister Trudeau will meet Prime Minister Scholz in Montreal to advance shared priorities, including unwavering support for Ukraine, and safeguarding peace and security in Europe and around the world, while managing the broader global consequences of Russia’s illegal and unwarranted invasion.

The two leaders will also continue to work together on ways in which the two countries can work together to safeguard energy security and accelerate the global transition to clean energy, including secure access with vital resources such as clean hydrogen and essential minerals.

They will discuss taking strong climate action through policies such as pricing pollution and promoting Canada-Germany trade relations for the benefit of all and growing the middle class. exchange in the two countries, particularly through the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, strengthening the relationship between science and innovation  and attracting investment, including  sectors such as automobile and electric vehicle manufacturing, hydrogen and clean energy, biomanufacturing and life sciences.

The two leaders will then travel to Stephenville, Newfoundland to visit a hydrogen trade show, where they will have the opportunity to speak with experts and see a range of their own hydrogen projects, technologies and services.

Canada and Germany have a long history of working together to promote the development of a clean economy and this visit will be an opportunity to officially deepen this partnership. Canadian and German researchers have been at the forefront of improving clean hydrogen technology, with Canadian companies deploying their technology in the German market and German companies investing in growing production capabilities in Canada.

During their stay in Montreal, Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Scholz will join a networking lunch with German and Canadian business representatives to encourage investment and partnership opportunities, especially in the sector. important minerals and automobiles. The leaders will then visit Mila, one of three national artificial intelligence institutes funded by the government’s Inter-Canada Artificial Intelligence Strategy, to showcase Canada’s progress in the field of artificial intelligence for highlights the partnership between Canada and Germany to promote the development and responsible use of AI.

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