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Biden to hold his first bilateral meeting with Canadian PM

Source : 112 Ukraine

Trudeau called the US-Canada relationship “one of the strongest and deepest friendships between any two countries”
11:53, 21 February 2021

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden
Associated Press

Joe Biden will hold his first bilateral meeting with the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau. The meeting is scheduled for February 23rd. This was announced by the press secretary of the White House Jen Psaki, The Guardian reports.

The White House press secretary said it would be an opportunity for the two leaders to review joint efforts in areas of mutual interest such as the Covid-19 response, climate change and the economic ties that bind this countries.

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“The president will highlight the strong and deep partnership between the United States and Canada as neighbors, friends and Nato allies,” she said.

Trudeau called the US-Canada relationship “one of the strongest and deepest friendships between any two countries” and said: “It is built on common values, strong ties between our people and a shared geography... We will work together to end the Covid-19 pandemic and support people in both our countries.”

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As we reported earlier, prime minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal during a telephone conversation with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance of Canada Chrystia Freeland discussed the extending of the free trade agreement between the two countries.

An important basis for the development of economic cooperation between Ukraine and Canada is the Free Trade Agreement, and currently, both sides face the ambitious task of expanding their impact on investment and services.

For her part, Chrystia Freeland noted that Canada is interested in expanding the Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine and expresses readiness to work in this direction.

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