U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have agreed to meet next month during a telephone conversation. This was announced by Cameron Ahmad, a spokesman for the Canadian prime minister, on Saturday, January 23.
“The two leaders have agreed to meet next month to advance the important work of renewing the close and strong friendship between Canada and the United States,” according to a press release posted on Twitter.
Full readout of their discussion👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/TGAkkuBIYA
— Cameron Ahmad (@CameronAhmad) January 23, 2021
Biden and Trudeau also discussed the fight against coronavirus infection, economic recovery, climate change, and the countries’ cooperation in the Arctic.
At the same time, the Canadian prime minister expressed his disappointment with the U.S. decision to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. It was supposed to deliver more than 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Canada to refineries in the U.S. states of Texas and Louisiana. The pipeline was to be 1.9 thousand kilometers long.
The construction of the pipeline was supported by the administration of former US President Donald Trump, but soon after taking office Joe Biden signed an executive order, which reversed the decision.