Three Amigos meet again in the White House

Maria Mederos. Toronto. November 10, 2021

Source: CNN

US President Joe Biden will get together with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in the White House on November 18th. The so-called “Three Amigos” will meet for the first North American Leaders’ Summit since in 2018 Donald Trump broke the Free-Trade Agreement that united them and closed the borders to Canada and Mexico. Although they have virtually met, on Thursday will be Trudeau’s first time in the White House since Biden was elected as the US President in January.

The summit has been a tradition since 2005, but this 2021 meeting is planned for the three countries to reaffirm their connection and future support after the Covid-19  pandemic, and after the separation during Trump’s presidency. The approval for the meeting had as its first step the opening of the U.S. border, which was limited to the entry of persons considered “essential travellers” due to Covid-19. They plan to discuss three important topics: Climate change, due to the recent situation with the COP26 in Glasgow, the Mexican immigrants , and the North American trade deal, or CUSMA, as known in Canada.  But first of all, they want to help each other after the pandemic. That’s why the CEO of the Business Council of Canada, Goldy Hyder, said the meeting is an important opportunity to reinforce the economic ties after the Covid-19 pandemic.

The White House said “Strengthening our partnership is essential to our ability to build back better, to revitalize our leadership, and to respond to a widening range of regional and global challenges,”. There’s no current responds from Trudeau about the upcoming meeting.









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Biden to host Canadian, Mexican leaders at first Three Amigos
summit since 2016@
OTTAWA – The Three Amigos are back on.
The White House announced this morning that U.S. President Joe
Biden will host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Washington, D.C., next week.
The meeting will mark the first North American Leaders’ Summit
since 2016, before U.S. president Donald Trump’s election as
president put the gathering on hiatus.
It will be Trudeau’s first visit to Washington since Biden since
became president in January.
The White House says this year’s iteration will be held on Nov.
18 and will see the three leaders discuss a range of issues facing
Canada, Mexico and the U.S..
Those include the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and
migration, with a focus on ways to work together to address each.
(The Canadian Press)


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