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Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau has concluded the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Papua New Guinea.

In his speech, he reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to expand trade and investment with the Asia–Pacific region. He also stressed the need to attract global investment, and create new economic opportunities and good, middle class jobs at Canada as well.

He reminded the audience that Canada was one of the first countries to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which will opened up opportunities for Canadians and strengthened the trade and investment ties with APEC partners.

He involved a series of activities with dignitaries during the summit. First, he participated in the APEC Business Advisory Council dialogue to discuss ways businesses and APEC members can work together to create good, middle class jobs and build economies that work for all people. He also joined the APEC Leaders’ Dialogue with Pacific Island countries leaders to explore how we can increase collaboration so more people share in the benefits of economic growth.

Finally, the Canadian prime minister hosted a roundtable with Pacific Islands Forum leaders where he reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to fight climate change and help them adapt to the changing climate.