President Joe Biden will embark on a trip to Canada on Thursday in an attempt to address the ongoing geopolitical issues between the neighboring countries. The 24-hour visit is aimed at amending the tense situation that has escalated in recent times.
The US and Canada have had a long-standing relationship, however, their diplomatic ties have been strained over several issues including trade disputes and border security concerns. With tensions running high, President Biden's visit is seen as a crucial step towards easing tensions and restoring relations between both nations.
According to sources close to the matter, President Biden will hold talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on key issues such as climate change, trade policies, border security and public health concerns related to COVID-19. Both leaders are expected to discuss ways of strengthening bilateral relations and finding common ground on contentious issues.
In his earlier statements regarding this trip, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that "The president looks forward to renewing our strong bilateral ties with one of our closest allies." She added that "This trip highlights the importance we place upon working closely with our neighbors."
Canadian officials have also expressed optimism about President Biden's visit. In an interview with CBC News Network’s Power & Politics program, International Trade Minister Mary Ng said: "We look forward to welcoming him (Biden) here in Ottawa for discussions around how we can strengthen our economic relationship but also collaboration on global challenges like climate change."
President Biden's visit comes amidst growing pressure from lawmakers in both countries for stronger cooperation between them. It remains unclear what concrete outcomes can be achieved from this meeting; however, it is hoped that it marks the beginning of renewed efforts towards strengthening ties between two important North American allies.
As always during these delicate trips no further details were released about where he will stay or when he will leave back home after completing his mission.