Olaf Scholz arrived in Canada for a three-day visit. In Montreal, he announced that he intends to negotiate with Ottawa on the supply of important raw materials in exchange for Russian.
“The country (Canada) has the same rich mineral resources as Russia, with the only difference that it is a reliable democracy. Thus, we open up new areas of cooperation. We want to work closely together, especially on building a green hydrogen economy,” Scholz said.
During the visit of the Chancellor, it is planned to sign an agreement between Germany and Canada on cooperation in the field of production and transportation of green hydrogen. In addition, during Scholz’s visit, the issue of deliveries of liquefied natural gas, as well as such minerals and metals as nickel, cobalt, lithium and graphite, from Canada to Germany will be discussed.
The Chancellor arrived in Montreal accompanied by the Vice Chancellor, Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck, who is in charge of Germany’s energy. And a statement from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office said the visit will advance the countries’ shared priorities “including unwavering support for Ukraine, safeguarding peace and security in Europe and around the world, and addressing the wider global consequences of Russia’s illegal and unjustified invasion.” .