Biden’s first official meeting with foreign leader is with Canadian prime minister

FILES) In this file photo taken on December 18, 2020 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a Covid-19 briefing at the Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Ontario. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on February 5, 2021 defended Canada tapping a vaccine-sharing program that pooled funds from wealthy nations to help poorer ones inoculate their populations against Covid-19, amid criticisms for being the only G7 beneficiary. Lars Hagberg / AFP

By Thomas I. Likness
EBC News Service

OTTAWA (Eagle News) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a virtual meeting with US President Joe Biden Tuesday in Biden’s first meeting with a foreign leader.

“I look forward to my meeting with President Biden, where we will work together to end the COVID-19 pandemic and support people in both our countries,” said Trudeau in a statement.

The two will also talk about their shared vision for a strong economic recovery, growing the middle class and creating jobs, maintaining strong supply chains, climate change, our bilateral energy relationship, defence and security, and promoting diversity and inclusion.

“Canada and the United States share one of the strongest and deepest friendships between any two countries in the world,” said Trudeau. “It is built on common values, strong ties between our people, and a shared geography.”

Several cabinet ministers from both countries will also participate in the meeting.

The two will issue a joint statement at the conclusion of the meeting.

(Eagle News Service)