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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the President of the United States of America Joe Biden

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Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the 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.

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-U.S. 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.

The two leaders looked forward to staying in touch.

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