OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is flying to Europe later this week touting Canada's climate plan and post-pandemic recovery progress at leaders' summits in Italy and Scotland.
Trudeau's six-day trip starts with an official visit to the Netherlands for meetings with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
From there he will go to Rome for the G20 leaders' summit, which is the first in-person encounter for leaders of the world's biggest economies since before the pandemic.
This week, I’ll be working with our partners from around the world to further our shared priorities - and to tackle challenges like COVID-19 and climate change. I’ll be traveling to the Netherlands first, then heading to the @G20org and @COP26. Details: https://t.co/6iIBwXzt6I— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 25, 2021
COVID-19 recovery and vaccine equity will be high on the agenda, as the world's wealthiest nations including Canada will be pushed to do more to help vaccinate the rest of the world.
Climate change will also be a focus at the G20 which comes just before the United Nations climate talks kick off in Scotland.
Trudeau will fly to Glasgow for the first two days of those negotiations before returning to Canada.