World Bulletin / News Desk
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Cuba and Argentina next week in a bid to strengthen ties and boost trade, the government announced Tuesday.
Trudeau will meet with Cuban President Raul Castro and Argentine President Mauricio Macri in his travels from November 15 to 18.
"Cuba and Argentina are two of our closest partners in the hemisphere," Trudeau said in the statement.
Among the aims of the trip is encouraging "sustainable economic growth, inclusive governance, security, climate change, and gender equality," it said.
Canada and Cuba have had 71 years of uninterrupted diplomatic engagement and constructive cooperation in areas including trade and investment, and tourism.
The government did not provide precise details on Trudeau's schedule in Cuba and Argentina.
He will travel to Peru from November 19 to 20 to participate in the 2016 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
APEC's 21 members generate more than half of the world's gross domestic product, including more than 84 percent of Canada's total merchandise trade.
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