Thursday, 14 July 2022
Department of Finance
I have had the opportunity to engage with my Canadian counterpart, Minister for Finance Chrystia Freeland, on two occasions to-date in 2022. we both participated in the virtual meeting of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on 01 March, and most recently the meeting of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, which was held in Petersberg, Bonn, from 18-20 May.
These engagements provided an opportunity to take stock of global developments, including the conflict in Ukraine, its impact on the global economy and sanctions, as well as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic recovery.
While my participation at meetings of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors is in my capacity as President of the Eurogroup, these engagements provide an opportunity to build further on the already excellent bilateral relationships between Ireland, the EU, and Canada, and to discuss issues of mutual interest.