Trudeau invites Hasina to G7 special session

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is invited by her Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau to join a session of the G7 Summit on June 9. In this AFP photo taken on September 17, 2016, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as she arrives for the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Montreal, Quebec.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been invited by her Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau to join a session of the G7 Summit.

Trudeau yesterday announced that Canada will welcome the Bangladesh premier and 15 other world leaders and heads of international organisations to a special outreach session of the G7 Summit on June 9.

The session will focus on healthy oceans and resilient coastal communities, reads a news release of Canada PM's official website.

The list of the invited world leaders and heads of international organisaions as follows:

Mauricio Macri, president of Argentina and Chair of the G20

Sheikh Hasina, prime minister of Bangladesh

Jovenel Moïse, president of Haiti and chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica

Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya

Hilda Heine, president of the Marshall Islands   

Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway

Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda and chair of the African Union

Macky Sall, president of Senegal

Danny Faure, president of Seychelles

Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa

Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, prime minister of Vietnam

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund

José Ángel Gurría, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

António Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations

Kristalina Georgieva, chief executive officer of the World Bank

"These leaders and heads of international organizations will meet with G7 leaders to discuss how to build resilient coasts and communities, share ocean knowledge and science, and support sustainable oceans and fisheries," the news release said.

They will also explore how to best address pressing challenges, including plastics in our oceans and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, it added.

"Our oceans and coasts are under considerable threat – from increases in plastic pollution, more frequent and severe weather events, and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Resilient coastal communities and healthy oceans are vital to growing economies that work for everyone and that is why we are committed to working with others to protect the world's oceans." It said quoting Trudeau.


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