German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will travel to Canada from August 21 to 23 to discuss support for Ukraine as well as energy security and transition issues with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, Ottawa announced on Saturday.
During his stay, the Chancellor will visit Montreal and Toronto, as well as Stephenville in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
During an interview in Montreal, the two leaders must discuss their "
unwavering support for Ukraine
" and the global repercussions of the "
illegal and unjustified invasion
" of Russia, said Justin Trudeau's cabinet in a press release.
They will also discuss ways to work together to "
preserve energy security and accelerate the global transition to clean energy, including by ensuring access to key resources like clean hydrogen and critical minerals
" and also the fight against climate change.
In Stephenville, the two men are to visit a trade show on hydrogen, an area in which Canada and Germany are collaborating to promote the development of a clean economy.
In Toronto, Justin Trudeau is scheduled to speak at a Canadian-German business forum.
He will also participate on August 23 in the virtual summit of heads of state and government on the International Platform for Crimea, an initiative by Ukraine to increase international mobilization against the annexation of Crimea by Russia.
Last month, Ottawa had decided to return to Germany turbines - repaired in Canada - intended for the Nord stream gas pipeline to alleviate the energy crisis in Europe and in particular in Germany, a decision strongly criticized by Ukraine.
Scholz and Trudeau had met in June on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Germany.
Germany is Canada's largest merchandise export market in the European Union and its sixth largest trading partner in the world.