Trudeau airs concern on Philippine killings

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Trudeau expressed that it is "Canada's desire to join the East Asia Summit and the Asean Defence Ministers Meeting Plus".

The official website of the Prime Minister also stated that Trudeau will meet a Filipino-Canadian innovator of e-jeepney vehicles and will participate in a panel discussion in Gender-Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women) Project, both events slated in Makati City today.

CANADIAN Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed Tuesday that he mentioned to President Rodrigo Duterte Canada's concern over the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines' brutal war on illegal drugs.

Aside from this, Trudeau also discussed the garbage issue with the Philippine President saying that Canada is very much engaged in finding a solution on that issue.

Trudeau said Canada had a reputation for being frank in discussing issues like the rule of law and human rights with partners everywhere.

Trudeau added Canada offered assistance to address human rights issues in the country. Even so, he explained that it is still important to bring up the issue of human rights. "This [status as an East Asia Summit member] is a tremendous opportunity for Canadians to engage in a fast growing region where we already have very good and positive ties", Trudeau said in a news conference on the sidelines of the 31 Asean Summit. "We must have to protect life, to uphold the rule of law and human rights", he said.

Duterte is hosting world leaders as the Philippines holds the rotating chair of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc.

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