Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron met in person at the G7 summit and discussed the coronavirus pandemic and bilateral cooperation, Report informs with reference to the press service of the Canadian PM.

Following the meeting, Trudeau and Macron issued a joint statement.

“Canada and France reaffirm their commitment to working together to address the multidimensional challenges caused by the health crisis. They reiterate their willingness to cooperate with their international partners, in particular their G7 and G20 partners, to work toward a sustainable and equitable post-COVID recovery.”

“Canada and France, strengthened by their historical ties built on a foundation of shared values, commit to fighting the pandemic by strengthening multilateral cooperation and solidarity with developing countries, particularly by donating vaccine doses through Covax,” the statement reads.