Prime Justin Trudeau will meet his new American counterpart Joe Biden next month, they agreed in a telephone interview on Friday.
At this meeting, the first after Joe Biden was sworn in, it was clearly a question of the health crisis, which lasted for almost a year.
“They discussed their cooperation on vaccinations and the exchange of medical personnel and the influx of necessary medical supplies will contribute to the efforts of both countries,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
While many experts expect relations between Canada and the United States to warm from the Trump era, the two men have their contentious issues.
The annoying problem of Keystone XL, dear to Alberta, was also raised during this call.
Recall that on his first day at the White House on Wednesday, Joe Biden withdrew a permit from Donald Trump to allow the construction of this pipeline that would transport oil from Alberta to Texas.
The Prime Minister expressed Canadian frustration with the US decision on the Keystone XL project. The Prime Minister emphasized the important advantages of the bilateral energy relationship in terms of economy and energy security, “said Mr Trudeau’s entourage.
The Prime Minister also recalled the importance of Canada to the softwood problem on Friday, calling on the United States to remove its tariffs.
Imprisonment of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spear in China was also on the agenda on Friday.
This is another factor that has complicated Canada-US relations in recent years. In fact, the two diplomats have been detained in China since China arrested Huawei leader Meng Wanzhou at the request of the United States.
After US media confirmed the final victory, Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden spoke on the phone last November.
As per tradition, it remains to be seen whether the US President will make his first foreign trip to Canada now, while Donald Trump left in 2017.