The Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Pierre Trudeau, arrived in Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday (23?
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Background: The Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Pierre Trudeau, arrived in Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday (23 October) for talks with the Belgian Government, the European Economic Community, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
He flew in from Paris where he had spent three days in talks with French leaders, including the French President, M. Giscard d'Estaing. During his stay in Belgium he was also expected to meeting the Belgian Prime Minister, M. Leo Tindemans.
One of Mr. Trudeau's main objectives in his talks with officials of the European Economic Community, was expected to be a possible trade agreement between the European Common Market and Canada. Informed EEC sources, however, said there was little chance of an agreement in the immediate future.
Mr. Trudeau's visit is seen primarily as a political move by the Canadian Government to underline Canada's desire to lesson economic dependence on the United States of America.
The Canadian leader was expected to visit the headquarters of NATO the next day (Thursday), in order to address a special meeting of the NATO Council.