Kamala Harris speaks with Justin Trudeau of Canada in first call to foreign leader

Kamala Harris on Monday spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in her first call to a foreign leader as Vice President.

“The Vice President underscored Canada’s deep importance to the United States as an economic and strategic partner, and she expressed the United States’ desire to work closely with Canada on a wide range of issues, including combating the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing climate change, and expanding our economic partnership in ways that advance the recovery and create jobs in both countries,” the White House said.

It added: “The Vice President also expressed strong solidarity with Canada regarding the issue of two Canadian citizens unjustly detained by China, and she made clear that the United States would continue to do everything it can to secure their release. 

“The Vice President and the Prime Minister agreed to remain in close touch, and to support all efforts to expand bilateral cooperation.”

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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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