You are here

Obama to welcome Canada's Trudeau for official visit March 10

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 06:37

291215.jpg
President Barack Obama will welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for an official visit to Washington on March 10, complete with a rare state dinner and discussions about energy and climate change, the White House said on Monday.

[HONOLULU] President Barack Obama will welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for an official visit to Washington on March 10, complete with a rare state dinner and discussions about energy and climate change, the White House said on Monday.

"The visit will be an opportunity for the United States and Canada to deepen their bilateral relationship, which is one of the closest and most extensive in the world," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement. "The visit also is intended to advance cooperation on important bilateral and multilateral issues, such as energy and climate change, security, and the economy."

The White House had previously signalled the visit would occur next year but had not announced a date. The president and first lady Michelle Obama would host Mr Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire, it said.

Mr Trudeau, a Liberal, has vowed to improve Canada's relationship with its powerful neighbour after ties were strained over energy and climate issues during the tenure of Conservative former prime minister Stephen Harper.

sentifi.com

Market voices on:

President Bill Clinton hosted the last White House state dinner for a Canadian leader in 1997 with prime minister Jean Chretien.

REUTERS

Nespresso
Pair your daily business read with the perfect cup of espresso.

Subscribe to The Business Times today to receive your very own Nespresso Inissia coffee machine worth $188.

Find out more at btsub.sg/btdeal

Powered by GET.comGetCom