The social media and publications are blooming with the pictures of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and newly appointed French President Emmanuel Macron. They met for the first time at the 43rd G7 summit and have already stirred the news of an emerging "Bromance".
Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron talk about job, security, and climate in their first meeting
The 43rd G7 summit was held in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, on 26-27 May 2017. The summit saw the leaders of all seven countries including four presidents who are to sit at the table for the first time. Besides the G7 making the headlines, the two newly appointed leaders Justin Trudeau, 45, and Emmanuel Macron, 39, have also made headlines as they extend their friendship and talk about various issues going on in the world.
The two young leaders met for the first time and sat down together for a discussion separate from the event, hinting towards a strong Franco-Canadian alliance. Macron later tweeted “Together, around common values, responding to issues related to terrorism, climate, and economic cooperation,” with a picture of them on a terrace with a view of Ionian Sea.
Justin Trudeau replied some hours later stating, “Sitting down with @EmmanuelMacron for the first time, talking jobs, security & climate – looking forward to more conversations, my friend.”
The G7 is a group of seven economic powerhouses namely Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the USA. The leaders of these seven countries come together to talk about the global economic, energy and security issues.
The group officially met as G6 in November 1975 in response to the economic issues, and the 1973 oil crisis caused by an embargo by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC). Canada later joined the group in 1976. These countries represent more than 64% of the net global wealth ($264 trillion) and seek to help the countries that are in an economic depression.
Justin Trudeau recently had a candle-lit dinner with Barak Obama
Justin Trudeau has also been in the news for his closeness with former US President Barak Obama. Their relation started back in 2016 when Justin Trudeau visited the USA. It was the first time in nineteen years that a Canadian Prime Minister had made a formal trip to the US. The meeting saw the two leaders talk about climate change and their joint commitment to lower methane emissions.
Now after more than 200 days since Barak Obama left the office, he was seen visiting his long time friend Justin Trudeau in his hometown, Montreal, Canada. They enjoyed a delightful candle-lit dinner at Liverpool House Seafood restaurant. The restaurant saw huge crowds outside its premises as the people were gathered to see the two leaders feast together, strengthening the US-Canada bond.