The Most Prominent And Popular Politician On The Planet
UNITED NATIONS — Justin Trudeau has emerged as “the most Prominent and Popular Politician on the planet.”
According to global affairs minister Stéphane Dion, and world leaders. They are counting on him to encourage the next American president to support multilateral institutions like the United Nations.
“The world is concerned (about the U.S. presidential race) and the world is counting on Canada to have a positive influence on the United States. Especially when the most prominent and popular political figure on the planet is our prime minister,” Dion said Tuesday in an interview with Postmedia. “I have been told that by everyone. It’s easy to have an entrée when you are the minister of foreign affairs for Justin Trudeau, let me tell you.”
“The conjunction of Canada being back and having Justin Trudeau as prime minister, in the context of concerns about where the U.S. will go. Its leadership is so key to the world, this is why we are receiving a lot of support everywhere for (Canada’s bid) for the Security Council.”
He said the bid for a vacant seat on the Security Council in 2021 is not a goal in itself. “It is a tool in our goals for the world — such as diversity, inclusive growth instead of global inequalities, growth that is sustainable and global security.”
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick Minister of Foreign Affairs
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion delivers a statement. He is joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in February.
Dion said he recognizes that the UN isn’t perfect, “but it’s the institution we have. There is potential for improvement.”
He pointed out that nowhere in the world is there currently war between two states.
“That would not have been possible without the UN. In one hemisphere, if Colombia works — and I think it will — there is no conflict. That is an incredible achievement.”