Mahathir Has Lived Long Enough To See Justin Trudeau Go From Young Boy To Canadian PM

The two prime ministers first crossed paths 36 years ago.

Cover image via @chedetofficial/Twitter & Mothership

On Saturday, 17 November, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad attended the 2018 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit in Papua New Guinea

In addition to delivering a speech titled 'Inclusion in the age of disruption: Charting a common future', the 93-year-old also held a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Image via Global News

According to Tun Mahathir's Facebook page, the two leaders discussed a range of topics from the new government's efforts in combating corruption and increasing trade relations, to investment cooperation and the Rohingya crisis.

However, this was not the first time Canada's youngest prime minister met the world's oldest prime minister.

The two had crossed paths 36 years ago, when the then 11-year-old accompanied his late father on a business trip.

Trudeau's father, Pierre Trudeau, was the Prime Minister of Canada for two terms, from 1968 to 1979 and 1980 to 1984.

As a memento, the Canadian High Commissioner in Malaysia gifted Mahathir with a framed photo of his first introduction to Justin Trudeau in 1982.

Before travelling to Papua New Guinea for the APEC Summit, the 46-year-old Canadian premier was in Singapore for the ASEAN Summit

According to reports, Justin Trudeau has Malaysian roots through his great-great-great grandmother. Find out more fun facts about the Canadian PM here:

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