Social media is abuzz as the new Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron bromance flourished on the sidelines of the diplomatic talks at the G-7 summit meetings, that is being attended by leaders of the seven most influential countries in the world. The meeting has been convened in the Sicilian town of Taormina. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 45, is popular with liberals worldwide for his commitment to fighting climate change and for easing the refugee crisis. Emmanuel Macron aged 39, has only been the President of France for a little over 2 weeks but enjoys great goodwill, and has been compared to Trudeau in many respects and not just the fact that they are young.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 26, 2017
The two charming politicians spent a considerable time together on the day, as per a Business Recorder report. On Friday, Trudeau Tweeted that he had a sit-down meeting with French President Macron, where the two young leaders spoke about “jobs, security and climate”. A little later Macron posted a video with a caption “The Franco-Canadian friendship has a new face. @JustinTrudeau, we have to meet the challenges of our generation!”
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 26, 2017
Macron recently announced that his Cabinet comprised evenly of men and women when he took office, Justin Trudeau had made a similar comparison two years ago in 2015, according to the Business Recorder.
Dhruva Jaishankar, an expert on foreign policy at the India section of the Brookings Institution think tank tweeted, ”This image of Trudeau and Macron in Sicily is right out of a liberal fantasy dream sequence”.
Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and United States are meeting in Sicily for the G-7 summit in Taormina, Italy.