US President Joe Biden met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday to congratulate him on his Liberal Party’s electoral victory, the White House said.
The two leaders “underlined the strong and deep friendship between the United States and Canada”, according to a statement.
They also discussed “their shared commitment to strengthen the resilience and competitiveness” of their economies and coordinate their response to the pandemic.
Trudeau’s Liberals won Monday’s snap election but failed after a tough campaign to secure an absolute majority in Parliament.
A statement from Trudeau’s office said the two North American leaders “reiterated the importance of the mutually beneficial Canada-U.S. Partnership for the security and prosperity of both countries” and “pledged to meet in person. soon ”to discuss bilateral cooperation.
Trudeau and Biden also “discussed China’s arbitrary detention of Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig,” the statement added.
Days before Canadians went to the polls, Trudeau was endorsed by former US President Barack Obama, who tweeted: “Justin has been an effective leader and a strong voice for democratic values.
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