Canada a key partner through COVID-19 for Biden: Canada’s ambassador to the U.S.
While Joe Biden was quick to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline’s permit during his first day in office, the new United States president also made relations with Canada an early priority.
“His first foreign leader call will be on Friday with Prime Minister [Justin] Trudeau,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday during the first White House press briefing for the Biden administration.
“I expect they will certainly discuss the important relationship with Canada, as well as his decision on the Keystone pipeline that we announced today.”
Psaki said Biden’s initial calls with foreign leaders will be with “partners and allies” in an effort to “rebuild those relationships.”
Trudeau earlier released a statement on Biden’s move.
“While we welcome the president’s commitment to fight climate change, we are disappointed but acknowledge the president’s decision to fulfil his election campaign promise on Keystone XL.”