Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, during his visit to Canada.
The prime ministers reaffirmed their joint commitment to supporting Ukraine for as long as it takes, to bring Russia’s brutal and unjustifiable invasion to an end. Canada and Poland continue to collaborate closely in providing multifaceted support to Ukraine, including the training of Ukrainian military personnel through Operation UNIFIER. As long-standing NATO Allies, the two leaders reaffirmed their enduring commitment to the Alliance and looked forward to the upcoming NATO Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, where they will continue to engage on issues affecting transatlantic security.
The leaders discussed efforts to defend, protect, and promote democracy and human rights. The two leaders also discussed energy cooperation, including Canada’s contributions to Poland’s transition away from high-emission energy sources and the use of Russian hydrocarbons. They agreed on the importance of continuing to work together to weaken Russia’s ability to weaponize energy supplies against the world.
The leaders welcomed the growing commercial relationship between Canada and Poland, and discussed opportunities to further strengthen bilateral ties.
Finally, Prime Minister Trudeau underlined the important contributions made to Canada by the vibrant Polish-Canadian community of over 1 million strong. The prime ministers agreed to remain in close contact.