WATCH MORE: North Korea and the Nuclear Threat

WATCH MORE: North Korea and the Nuclear Threat

December 19, 2017 11:29amET

North Korea’s nuclear ambition will be a major focus in Ottawa today as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, and other cabinet ministers.

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Canada and the United States are expected to co-chair a United Nations conference on North Korea next month in Vancouver.

This year, Perspective with Alison Smith looked at Canada’s nuclear risk along with the current situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Watch more:

How nuclear-armed is the world?

What do Americans think about the nuclear threat from North Korea and Iran?

What is Canada’s risk from a U.S.-North Korean nuclear conflict?

Tillerson’s visit is also expected to touch on Ukraine, Venezuela, Canada-U.S. border security, and the bilateral economic relationship, according to the State Department.

-Andrew Thomson

TOP PHOTO: What analysts believe could be the North Korean Hwasong 12 is paraded across Kim Il Sung Square during an April 2017 military parade in Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)