The president of United States, Joe Biden, met this Thursday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and they have made progress in the “renewed partnership” between both nations with a special focus on climate issues and the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden and Trudeau have discussed the progress made in the fight against COVID-19 around the world “through significant donations of vaccines worldwide.”, which allows to face the virus at the same time as “to rebuild with a better economic recovery,” according to the Canadian government in a statement.
Beyond the health aspect, both leaders have talked about the progress of the climate agenda, in which they have “invested a lot of time in negotiations” to now be “on the same page regarding the need to move forward and make the rest of the the world is moving ”, as Biden has put it.
Biden and Trudeau, who consider themselves “good friends”, have already met at least “half a dozen times” in what the Canadian leader has cataloged as “a busy year.”
On the other hand, in statements to the press prior to the meeting, the US president has assured that tax incentives in Canada for electric vehicles that are assembled in the United States would also be discussed, something that Ottawa had already rejected.
The tenant of the White House has remarked that this proposal has not even passed through the House of Representatives and that in the Senate “there are many factors that complicate it.”
“Let’s talk about it (…) It has not even passed through the Chamber yet. We are about to see that movement, but we do not know what will happen in the Senate “, Biden has settled.
Today the Summit of Leaders of North America (USA, Mexico and Canada) was held in which once concluded, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) announced that the three countries agreed to the joint declaration Rebuilding Better Together: A Safe and Prosperous North America.
According to the information provided by the Mexican agency, with this agreement It seeks to strengthen the relationship between the three nations, as well as charting a new path in collaboration to achieve better living conditions in the region.
The agreement will aim strengthen medical supply chains, the recognition of vaccines against COVID-19 considered safe and effective by the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the joint action of donations of biologicals against SARS-CoV-2 to Latin American and Caribbean countries.
“Too we will study the manufacture of future vaccines for diseases beyond pandemic in North America, ”reported the White House communication office.
In addition, both the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) like the American president, Joe biden, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin trudeau, agreed to seek a better coordinated approach to solve the problem of thousands of firearms that cross into Mexico annually.
(With information from Europa Press)
AMLO in Washington: Mexico reached an agreement to launch “Sembrando Oportunidades” with the US
“Better Together”: the joint declaration of Mexico, the US and Canada after the trilateral meeting