Mitsotakis, Trudeau hail Greek-Canadian relations in joint statement

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau in Montreal on Sunday and attended the signing of an agreement for Greece's purchase of seven new state-of-the art firefighting aircraft (DHC-515).

The two leaders' meeting was followed by expanded talks and a joint statement, which follows:

Mitsotakis, on Canadian TV, touts ‘rather impressive’ economic comeback

Prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told a Canadian TV host Sunday that Greece is open for business.

Mitsotakis, the first Greek prime minister to visit Canada in more than 40 years, sat down with CTV's Question Period host Vassy Kapelos in Montreal for an exclusive interview airing Sunday, during his visit to Canada over the weekend.

Finland is world's happiest country for seventh year: Study

Finland remained the world's happiest country for a seventh straight year in an annual U.N. sponsored World Happiness Report published on March 20.

And Nordic countries kept their places among the 10 most cheerful, with Denmark, Iceland and Sweden trailing Finland.

Compared to the previous year, Türkiye has climbed eight places in the list and is now ranked 98th.

Greece approves purchase of seven firefighting planes from Canada

Greece on Thursday approved the purchase of seven firefighting aircraft from Canada to bolster its defences against wildfires, which have ravaged the country in recent years.

The deal passed by Parliament is to buy seven DHC-515 aircraft from the Canadian Commercial Corp for 361 million euros ($392 million).

Canada halting arms shipments to Israel: govt official

Canada will halt all arms shipments to Israel, a government official told AFP on Tuesday, a decision that has drawn the ire of Israel as it faces growing international scrutiny over its war in the Gaza Strip.

The besieged Palestinian territory is facing a mounting humanitarian crisis, and months of war have pushed hundreds of thousands of Gazans to the brink of famine.