You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Trudeau first Canadian leader to address French parliament

AP  |  Paris 

has become the first Canadian in history to address France's parliament, wrapping up his trip to before he heads to to meet British and

In Tuesday's wide-ranging and rousing speech, reaffirmed French-Canadian friendship, touted shared goals to combat terrorism and praised French airstrikes in last week.

also said France's role in Mali, where has joined the peacekeeping mission, was "an inspiration for the international community."

Prompting a standing ovation, he said "we declare ourselves for progressive trade, for diversity, for immigration, for the protection of the environment, for gender equality." Trudeau said that gender equality will be a big theme at June's meeting that is hosting in Charlevoix,

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 20:30 IST