U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have agreed to meet next month, after a phone call in which they pledged to unite efforts to combat COVID-19 in North America.
According to a statement issued by Trudeau’s office, the two leaders “recognized that both countries’ top priority is to end the global COVID-19 pandemic.” They also discussed cooperation in the field of vaccines.
“It is not clear whether the meeting next month will be face to face or virtual,” a Canadian government source said, according to Reuters.
On its part, the White House said that the two leaders stressed the “strategic importance of US-Canadian relations” and discussed cooperation on a wide-ranging agenda, including combating COVID-19.
Trudeau is keen to strengthen ties with the new US president and get rid of Donald Trump’s turbulent years. He is the first foreign leader to speak with Biden since his inauguration on Wednesday.