Biden, Trudeau renew strained US-Canadian ties


Washington (AFP) – President Joe Biden declared Canada and the United States best friends Tuesday, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the friendship “extraordinary” in a virtual meeting turning the page on the turbulent Donald Trump era. “The United States has no closer friend than Canada,” Biden said, setting the tone for the get-together conducted by video link between the White House and Trudeau’s office in Ottawa. Although Covid-19 restrictions kept the two leaders apart physically, they went out of their way to demonstrate that the giant neighboring countries are back to their tra…

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