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  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrive at a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, April 28, 2019.

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrive at a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, April 28, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Published 29 April 2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau referred to Japan as China in front of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confused Japan with China two times in front of his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

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"What a pleasure it is to welcome Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and China," Trudeau said when while receiving the Japanese Prime Minister on April 28.

“Canada and Japan", he immediately corrected himself.

However, during a press conference later, he again made the same mistake but this time he did not even realize his mistake.

Abe and Trudeau met Sunday to discuss the benefits of a Pacific Trade deal that United States President Donald Trump walked away from.

"This deal has benefited tremendously Canadian citizens, Japanese citizens and businesses and indeed people throughout the region. That stands in stark contrast with the United States withdrawal continuing to move forward on freer more open trade, according to the rules we can all agree on, is something we need more in the world,” Trudeau said.

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