President Joe Biden is holding his first bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, with the two leaders convening virtually due to thepandemic.
During the virtual meeting, after which the two leaders are set to make statements, Mr. Biden and Trudeau will unveil a “U.S.-Canada Partnership Roadmap” detailing a commitment between the two nations to address areas of mutual concerns. Such shared goals include combating the COVID-19 pandemic, a sustained economic recovery, tackling the climate crisis, bolstering continental defense and strengthening global alliances.
How to watch Biden and Trudeau meet and give statements
- What: President Joe Biden participates in a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the two deliver statements
- Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
- Time: Virtual bilateral meeting at 4 p.m. ET and statements at 5:45 p.m. ET
- Location: The White House
- Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above or on your mobile or streaming device
To boost alliances, the blueprint calls for a revival of the North American Leaders’ Summit as a “recommitment of solidarity” between the U.S., Canada and Mexico, according to the White House.
The roadmap aims to “advance our shared vision of prosperity, diversity, equity and justice for all our citizens,” the White House said.
Mr. Biden has vowed to rebuild America’s alliances following four years of former President Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy. The president participated Friday in a virtual meeting of the G7 and committed up to $4 billion to COVAX, an initiative backed by the World Health Organization that aims to ensure equitable access to vaccines worldwide.