June 03, 2023

North Korean ‘provocations’ contribute to global instability, Canadian PM says

Justin Trudeau suggests DPRK weapons and Ukraine war pose ‘interwoven’ threat, pledging to boost cooperation with Seoul

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voiced concerns about rising instability on the Korean Peninsula and around the world due to North Korea’s continued “military provocations” on Wednesday, delivering an address to South Korea’s parliament.

Trudeau’s speech came ahead of a summit meeting with President Yoon Suk-yeol in the afternoon, where the two leaders reportedly discussed expanding security cooperation, sanctions monitoring and the DPRK’s human rights violations, among other issues.