The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today spoke with Liz Truss, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade.
The ministers discussed the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19 and the collaborative efforts undertaken by Canada and the United Kingdom to support our people through this difficult time as members of the G20 and at the World Trade Organization.
They discussed opportunities to build on our partnership and agreed to work closely together to secure our strong and stable trading relationship going forward to grow our economies and benefit our people. This includes working together to modernize and reform rules-based trade and the multilateral trading system to provide stability to our businesses and workers.
Minister Ng and Secretary of State Truss agreed that continued international collaboration is critical to moving toward a global economic restart, and eventual recovery, in a way that is inclusive and sustainable, and supports our small businesses, workers, and all people.