(Exclusive) PM Trudeau responds to Can-Ko Summit at press conference “Looking forward to …”
Mar 9, 2018
Global Korean Post
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has been busy attending events in Toronto from Mar. 7 to 8, 2018.
On Wednesday, March 7, the Prime Minister attended the Rotman Initiative for Women in Business International Women’s Day event and visited the Employment Services Centre of Wood Green Community Services.
During his visit to the Wood Green Community Services, Trudeau met with volunteers and staffs, following that he delivered remarks to highlight Budget 2018’s Canada Workers Benefit.
At the press conference, the Global Korean Post asked him just one question with limited time.
The question is about the possibility of the summit between Canada and Korea.
A reporter of the Global Korean Post asked, “Canada will host G7 summit in coming months. Do you have any plan to have a meeting with President Moon Jae-in? GTA has the largest Korean community in Canada. People living in Canada are expecting that kind of meeting.”
Trudeau responded to the question immediately into Korean, “Gam-sa-ham-ni-da.”, which means “Thank you.”
He said that it’s always a pleasure to talk about Korean community here in GTA across Canada is doing a tremendous job and contributing to economic growth to resilient of communities.
He explained the reason why Canada hosts Vancouver Conference to talk about peace forward the East. “It is just not Korean-Canadian to worry about the situation of the peninsular.”
Prime Minister Trudeau mentioned the meeting in September, 2017 when he met with President Moon Jae-In in New York City.
“I was very pleased to meet with President Moon just a few months ago when I was in New York and we had an excellent conversation and always look forward to opportunities to deepening important friendship and ties between Korean and Canada.”
And Trudeau concluded that he will have a plan to have the Can-Ko summit.
“I will look forward to a new opportunity to connect with President Moon.”
Canada is responsible for hosting and organizing the 2018 G7 Summit that will take place in Charlevoix from June 8-9, 2018.
Taking this opportunity, Koreans’ expectations and hopes are getting higher toward the summit between Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada and Moon Jae-in Korean President.
GTA has the largest Korean community in Canada, so Korean residing in GTA is hoping President Moon’s visitation in Toronto, if possible.
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By Jasmine Kang, Global Korean Post
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