Biden set for two-day visit to Canada with Ukraine, trade topping broad agenda

Biden set for two-day visit to Canada with Ukraine, trade topping broad agenda
# 23 March 2023 04:18 (UTC +04:00)

US President Joe Biden on Thursday will embark on a two-day visit to Canada with an agenda that includes a range of issues - from trade to the conflict in Ukraine - and a busy schedule of meetings and events that will culminate in an address to parliament, APA reports citing Sputnik.

According to the White House, the trip will become the first "true" in-person bilateral meeting between US and Canadian leaders since 2009.

The US President and first lady Jill Biden will arrive in Ottawa in the afternoon and upon their landing will be greeted by Governor General of Canada Mary Simon.

In the evening, the Bidens will join Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Trudeau for an intimate gathering at their residence.

Friday for Biden will begin with a bilateral meeting with Trudeau and his team, during which both leaders are expected to reaffirm the United States' enduring commitment to the US-Canada partnership.

The American leader is expected to follow in a long tradition of addressing the Canadian Parliament and in his remarks will underscore how the US-Canada partnership benefits not only the two allies but the entire world, according to the White House.

Following this, Biden and Trudeau will take part in a joint press conference.

On Friday evening, the president and the first lady will attend a gala dinner at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.

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