Biden and Trudeau set to meet in February
U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plan to meet in February. This was announced by Trudeau’s office after a telephone conversation between the two leaders.
Trudeau became the first foreign leader with whom Biden had a phone conversation, where they discussed cooperation on vaccinations, exchanges of medical professionals, and uninterrupted supplies of medical supplies and equipment, according to an official report. In addition, Biden and Trudeau agreed to expand defense and Arctic cooperation.
Trudeau called Biden’s inauguration a “new era” in bilateral relations. However, the relationship began with disagreements over the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the United States, the construction of which Biden stopped with his executive order.
His phone conversation with Joe Biden was reported on Twitter by Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador. Obrador called the conversation “pleasant and respectful,” indicating that relations between the two states would be good for the benefit of both peoples.