PM of Jamaica discusses COVID-19 Challenges with PM of Canada, UN SG

FLASHBACK| Prime Ministers Andrew Holness of Jamaica and Justin Trudeau of Canada at the G7 Summit in 2018 which Canada hosted

Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, on Wednesday discussed the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for the developing world.

A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada said the leaders reaffirmed the importance of coordinated multilateral action in responding to the health emergency and socio-economic impacts of the crisis. Prime Minister Trudeau thanked Secretary-General Guterres for his strong leadership.

The statement said that the leaders discussed the important role Canada and Jamaica can play, as co-chairs of the Group of Friends of Sustainable Development Goals Financing, in support of the UN’s efforts to mobilise international action to assist developing countries in both responding to and recovering from the pandemic, in a way that builds more resilient and inclusive economies and societies. 

“COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global challenge. The Government of Canada is working closely with local, provincial, and international partners to minimise its health, economic, and social impacts in Canada and around the world,” the statement said.

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