By Caribbean News Global
OTTAWA, Canada – Prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau announced his conversation with president of the United States of America, Joe Biden, who congratulated him on his re-election.
“The prime minister and president reiterated the importance of the mutually beneficial Canada-U.S. partnership for the security and prosperity of both countries,” said, the prime minister’s office – communications. “The two leaders committed to getting together in person soon to discuss bilateral cooperation on a range of important files. These include bilateral economic and trade issues such as Buy America provisions; close collaboration on fighting climate change and promoting a green economic recovery, including at the upcoming COP26 summit in Glasgow; and the response to COVID-19, which includes the management of the Canada-US land border.”
The prime minister and president discussed China’s arbitrary detention of Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.
“Prime minister Trudeau also confirmed his intention to participate in the virtual Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending the pandemic and building back better health security to prepare for the next, which will be hosted by president Biden on September 22.”
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State, Anthony J. Blinken, in a press statement said: “We congratulate the people of Canada following their federal elections, and we look forward to continuing to work with prime minister Trudeau across the range of shared challenges and opportunities. We are extraordinarily fortunate to have Canada as our neighbor, close friend, democratic partner, and trusted ally.
“The United States and Canada enjoy one of the most comprehensive partnerships in the world. Our collaboration extends beyond our robust economic ties, border security, and defense cooperation to include engagement on global issues of mutual concern, such as human rights, democracy, global health, and climate change.
“Our shared history, values, and the ties of family, friends, and communities across our border are the foundation of our unique relationship. We look forward to continued engagement with our Canadian partners to strengthen the security and prosperity of North America and the world.”