Japan, Canada urge G-7 for close coordination to boost global growth

(VOVworld) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau agreed on the need to encourage closer coordination between the two countries and with other members of the world's seven most industrialized economies, known as the G-7, to boost global growth and the fight against terrorism.

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau (R) meets with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, in advance of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. (Photo: pm.gc.ca)

At bilateral talks on Thursday on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, the two Prime Ministers agreed that G-7 leaders should make stronger commitments to maintaining the global economic growth at the coming summit in May.

They hoped that both nations will promote regional economic cooperation, especially in investment and oil exports.

The two leaders also agreed that the world community needed to cooperate in preventing terrorism and called for discussions on the North Korea issue and the situation in other parts of East Asia.

Also on Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Korean President Park Geun-hye, where they urged for dialogue to lift the current deadlock on the Korean peninsula.

US President Barack Obama held talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid serious tensions over press freedom and the war in Syria.

Obama reiterated Washington’s support in Turkey’s security and anti-terrorist fight. They also discussed joint efforts in the fight against IS in Syria as well as migrant issues.

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