NEWS
11/02/2015 13:45 EST | Updated 11/02/2016 01:12 EDT

Trudeau to travel to Turkey, Philippines, Paris for G20, APEC, climate talks

WASHINGTON — Justin Trudeau will be making trips to three international summits within his first month in office.

The incoming prime minister is set to attend a G20 leaders' meeting in Turkey, an APEC summit in the Philippines, and climate talks in Paris starting later this month.

His plan to attend the first two events so soon after his swearing-in had been unconfirmed until now.

The schedule means that Trudeau will have a chance to meet national leaders before they gather again for those major climate negotiations.

U.S. officials delivering a briefing today in Washington on the APEC conference declined to speculate on whether he might meet privately with President Barack Obama.

They did, however, lay out some of the objectives for that gathering of Asia-Pacific leaders.

One goal is to nail down a commitment to eliminate tariffs on exported alternative-energy products like solar panels and wind turbines.

The Canadian Press