Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Thursday that President of the United States Joe Biden will visit Canada on March 23 to 24.
According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, the visit will allow Biden “to continue working closely with Canada to strengthen trade ties, create good jobs, grow the middle class, and drive economic growth that benefits everyone on both sides of the border.”
The statement said they will also continue to increase collaboration on defence and security, climate action, and immigration.
“With the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement as the foundation, Prime Minister Trudeau and President Biden will underscore the importance of our mutually beneficial economic relationship to bolster competitiveness and build resilient supply chains, including on critical minerals – the building blocks for the clean economy,” the PMO stated.
“They will also discuss the progress made under the February 2021 Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership to advance bilateral cooperation on shared priorities including taking ambitious climate action and advancing countries where no one is left behind.”
“Canada and the United States are allies, neighbours, and most importantly, friends,” said the Prime Minister.
“As we face increasing global uncertainty, we will continue working together as we defend our continent and our shared values, create more opportunities for people and businesses on both sides of the border, and build strong economies as reliable suppliers as we move toward a net-zero world. I look forward to welcoming President Biden to Canada.”
- This will be President Biden’s first in-person visit since becoming president.
- Prime Minister Trudeau and President Biden have met on numerous occasions since the President’s inauguration in January 2021, including the first bilateral (virtual) meeting in February 2021, and again in November 2021, in Washington DC, in June 2022, in Los Angeles and in January 2023, at the North American Leaders Summit in Mexico City. They have also met on the margins of several international summits and meetings.
- He will be joined by the First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden.
- During his visit, the President will make an address to Parliament.