Biden Holds First Foreign Meeting With Canada’s Justin Trudeau

US President Joe Biden speaks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his first bilateral meeting with a foreign leader since taking office.

The two leaders highlighted mutual policy priorities around climate change and China, including the release of two Canadians held captive there.

The nations also pledged to align climate goals to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Canada is often the destination chosen for a US president’s first foreign trip, but Covid-19 scampered Mr Biden’s plans. Instead, the meeting was held remotely.

Mr Biden, a Democrat, is hoping to hit the reset button with Mr Trudeau, a Liberal, whose relationship with the former Republican US President Trump was often considered rocky.

Mr Trudeau also pledged to work with the US to “get through Covid but also to make sure they are pulling their weight around the world..

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