Macron, Trudeau affirm support for ‘strong’ multilateralism ahead of G7

Ottawa (AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed support Wednesday for “strong” multilateralism, less than 48 hours before a G7 summit at which US protectionism will take center stage.

In a joint statement sent to AFP, the two leaders said they “support a strong, responsible, transparent multilateralism to face the global challenges,” while Trudeau said conversations around the G7 table with US President Donald Trump will be “difficult.”