Biden, Trudeau to hold first US-Canada bilateral meeting February 23

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will participate in his first bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on February 23, the White House said on Saturday

“In this virtual event, the President will highlight the strong and deep partnership between the United States and Canada as neighbors, friends and NATO Allies,” said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. “The meeting will be an opportunity for the two leaders to review joint efforts in areas of mutual interest such as the COVID-19 response, climate change, and the economic ties that bind our countries, as well as the deep people-to-people bonds we share.” 

Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a news conference after an English language federal election debate [Carlos Osorio/Reuters] 
Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a news conference after an English language federal election debate [Carlos Osorio/Reuters]

Psaki said President Biden and his Cabinet will also meet virtually with Canada’s Ministers on a range of bilateral and global issues.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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