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Biden Welcomes Canada's Trudeau (Virtually) To White House For 1st Meeting

Added 02-23-21 05:07:01am EST - “President Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won't be able to meet in person because of COVID-19 constraints. But the White House is trying to simulate the experience.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Biden Welcomes Canada's Trudeau (Virtually) To White House For 1st Meeting”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Biden will welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House — but their meeting will be virtual due to COVID-19 constraints. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

President Biden will welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House — but their meeting will be virtual due to COVID-19 constraints.

President Biden plans to welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a delegation of Canadian officials to the White House on Tuesday – a virtual session due to COVID-19 constraints that will try to recreate some of the ceremonial flourishes of an in-person visit to Washington.

Biden and Trudeau plan to discuss the public health and economic crises caused by the pandemic, as well as shared goals on addressing climate change, addressing racism and discrimination, and other issues, a senior U.S. administration official told reporters ahead of the meeting.

The meeting will start as it would if they were sitting down together in the Oval Office, the official said. Biden and Trudeau will deliver brief remarks to reporters as they begin their meeting with Vice President Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and national security adviser Jake Sullivan, and their Canadian counterparts.

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