STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Canada PM vows to forge new ties with Britain and EU

Britain is Canada\'s third-largest trading partner after the US and China, and Ottawa had supported Britain staying in the EU.

Published: 24th June 2016 09:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th June 2016 09:37 PM   |  A+A-

Canada Komagata Maru _Madh

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau |AP

By AFP

OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reached out to Britain and the European Union after Britons voted to split from the bloc, saying Canada would "continue to build relationships with both parties."

"The UK and the EU are important strategic partners for Canada with whom we enjoy deep historical ties and common values," the prime minister said in a statement.

"We will continue to build relations with both parties as they forge a new relationship."

Britain is Canada's third-largest trading partner after the United States and China, and Ottawa had supported Britain staying in the EU.

The former British colony is also seeking to finalize a free trade deal with the EU, signed in 2014.

Both the Canadian dollar and the Toronto stock market were down slightly, in response to the Brexit.

Trudeau commented, "We are well positioned to weather global market uncertainty as we have done in the past."

Stay up to date on all the latest World news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp