It’s not every day that you get to listen into a phone conversation between two world leaders, but Semanario Universidad (Universidad de Costa Rica) posted over five minutes of a phone call between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Costa Rican President Elect Carlos Alvarado.
Alvarado represented beautifully, switching between English and French seamlessly. He extended condolences on behalf of Costa Ricans for the losses suffered recently by a young Canadian hockey team due to a traffic accident. He underlined his intention to turn Costa Rica into a multilingual country, as well as his desire to have a 50/50 gender cabinet, just as PM Trudeau has accomplished. The Prime Minister was warm and pleasant, added that the 50/50 gender cabinet has brought to Canada an improved quality of conversation and outcomes, and said to be “very excited for the future of Costa Rica.”
The conversation included matters of more sensitive nature, such as the situation in Venezuela, according to this statement from the Prime Minister’s office, which were removed from the published video.