President Joe Biden speaks as he meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City hotel in Mexico City, Jan 10, 2023. (PHOTO / AP)
WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden will visit Canada over March 23-24 to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and address Canada's parliament, the White House said on Thursday.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed news of the visit, which will be Biden's first since becoming president
During the visit to Ottawa, Biden will discuss with Trudeau the Russia-Ukraine conflict, defense cooperation, climate change and the opioid crisis, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.
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Trudeau welcomed news of the visit, which will be Biden's first since becoming president.
"Keeping North Americans safe from new and emerging threats requires a coordinated response," he said in a statement, which also said the leaders would highlight ongoing continental defense efforts and advance cooperation in the Arctic.