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

CANADA, September 6 – Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, to reiterate their commitment to deepening the Canada-U.S. partnership on a wide range of bilateral, regional and global.

The leaders discussed Putin’s illegal and unjustifiable military aggression against Ukraine, the immense grief and human suffering, and underlined their unwavering commitment to continue supporting the government and people of Ukraine. The leaders agreed to continue their close cooperation on sanctions alignment, and on economic, humanitarian, military and other assistance, and to continue to work with partners and allies to maintain unity in the face of defiance of the Russia for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and the rules-based international order.

The Prime Minister underscored Canada’s commitment to the defense and security of NATO allies and the North American continent. He outlined Canada’s recent defense spending commitments in Budget 2022 and discussed support for the modernization of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

At the Summit of the Americas, the Prime Minister and the President shared their mutual commitment to the Summit theme “Building a Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Future”. The Prime Minister underscored his commitment to supporting inclusive economic growth, pandemic recovery, climate action, green transition and democratic resilience in the hemisphere. The Prime Minister expressed support for President Biden’s Partnership of the Americas for Economic Prosperity and looked forward to working with the President and other partners in the hemisphere to advance the well-being of people across the country. hemisphere.

The Prime Minister and the President discussed irregular migration and forced displacement, and reiterated their commitment to working together to address the root causes of migration. The Prime Minister expressed his support for the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection, and his commitment to strengthen cooperation with the United States and other partners to respond to current challenges in humanitarian assistance, protection and irregular migration in the region.

The Prime Minister and the President discussed the current crisis in Haiti.

Leaders noted the polarizing effects of disinformation and the serious threat it poses to civil societies, particularly in Russia.

The Prime Minister and the President discussed their mutual commitment to strengthen collaboration on regional security and good governance in the Indo-Pacific region, and with regard to their respective relations with China. They acknowledged Canada’s recent announcement that it intends to implement a new telecommunications security framework and ban the inclusion of Huawei and ZTE products and services in Canada’s 5G networks.

The Prime Minister and President renewed their commitment to supply chain security and resilience and noted the release earlier today of the Supply Chains Task Force’s progress report. -United-Canada/Canada-United States.

Leaders also noted the progress made under the Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals, and discussed the importance of taking further action bilaterally. They also underlined their commitment to working with like-minded partners to drive investment in mineral mining, processing and recycling projects, including for critical minerals that are essential inputs for electric vehicles. , advanced batteries and other clean energy technologies.

Leaders noted recent challenges in global energy markets and reiterated the importance of working together to strengthen Canada’s and the United States’ energy security. They recognized the opportunity that increased Canada-U.S. energy collaboration presents for our collective energy security, that national energy security and climate action are increasingly inextricably linked, and that clean energy transition will ensure energy security. and a sustainable future for generations to come. .

The Prime Minister and the President thus took note of their joint commitment to combating climate change and accelerating the green transition.

The Prime Minister and the President stressed the importance of continuing to promote and nurture trade and investment ties. The Prime Minister noted that the imposition of duties on Canadian softwood lumber puts additional pressure on prices and affordability of homes.

The Prime Minister and President underscored the uniqueness of the Canada-US partnership and the broad and deep people-to-people ties that bind us together, and underscored their mutual commitment to continue to deepen the relationship for the benefit of all of our citizens.

The leaders agreed that the president will visit Canada in the coming months.

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