Trudeau and Netanyahu meet for first time in Paris

Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau of Canada (left) and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel meet in Paris at the UN climate change conference, November 30. (Amos Gershom GPO)

Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau of Canada (left) and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel meet in Paris at the UN climate change conference, November 30. (Amos Gershom GPO)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for the first time today near Paris where both are attending the United Nations climate change conference.

“I’m delighted to see Prime Minister Trudeau. We’ve had a chance to speak on the telephone. Canada and Israel have had superb relations, and there’s a foundation there to make these relations even stronger. Very practical things are of interest to both our peoples, and I look forward to having that conversation with you. I am inviting you to Israel at your earliest opportunity,” said Netanyahu at the brief meeting.

Trudeau responded: “It would be a pleasure to return to Israel when it works out. In general this is really about starting a conversation to continue the very strong friendship and relationship between Canada and Israel. We have many issues to talk about and discuss, but also many issues to collaborate on and I look forward to continuing the strong friendship that Canada has shown towards Israel for decades.”

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