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Prime Minister Cameron bilateral with Prime Minister Harper of Canada

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Leaders discussed the world economy and preparations for the G8 summit in Northern Ireland in June

Prime Minister David Cameron has this evening held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Harper of Canada.

A Downing Street spokesman said:

The Prime Minister met this evening with Prime Minister Harper of Canada, visiting for Lady Thatcher’s funeral. They discussed the world economy and preparations for the G8 summit in Northern Ireland in June.

They agreed on the importance of driving economic growth in both the developed economies and the developing world with action to open trade, to ensure transparency about natural resource wealth, and to get people and companies to pay their fair share of taxes. They agreed that completing the new Canada - EU trade agreement was a priority.