Joe Biden to visit Canada on March 23-24
US President Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden will make his official visit to Canada on March 23 and 24.
This is Joe Biden's first in-person visit since assuming the presidency. He will be accompanied by the first lady of the United States, Jill Biden. While in Canada, the US President will address Parliament.
According to the press release released by the Prime Minister of Canada's office, the two leaders will take the opportunity to intensify their collaboration in the areas of defense and security, climate action and immigration.
Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau should discuss the Roxham Road, irregular migration and the Safe Third Country Agreement. On Tuesday, federal Immigration Minister Sean Fraser traveled to Washington to discuss the issue with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Mr. Fraser says he had a very productive conversation with him.
Ottawa and Washington are under pressure as more people choose to enter their respective countries through unofficial entry routes.
During the presidential visit, Canada and the United States say they want to strengthen their economic ties, especially with regard to the clean economy.
In a press release, the Trudeau government says it wants to strengthen competitiveness and create resilient supply chains, particularly with regard to critical minerals.
Canada is trying to position itself as a key player in the electric vehicle supply chain because of its strategic mining resources in this area.
Ottawa also wants to address the issue of continental defense and cooperation in the Arctic.