Ahead of Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden’s first meeting as leaders, the duo has revealed what they’re set to discuss.
On Tuesday, February 23, the two will meet face-to-face (albeit virtually) for the first time since Biden was elected as president.
Canada and the US share one of the strongest and deepest friendships between any two countries in the world.
In a tweet, the Canadian prime minister confirmed that issues like “ending the pandemic, growing the middle class and creating jobs, and fighting climate change,” would be on the agenda.
“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,” a statement from the White House added.
While Biden and Trudeau have chatted via phone since the new president was elected, they are yet to have an official face-to-face meeting.
After Joe Biden won the U.S. presidential election, Trudeau took to social media to share his well-wishes and congratulations with the new American leader.
At the time, he described the relationship between Canada and the United States as “more than neighbours – we are close friends, partners, and allies.”