Trump, Trudeau issue joint statement

President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held their first official meeting February 13 in Washington, D.C. and affirmed their longstanding commitment to close cooperation in addressing both the challenges facing our two countries and problems around the world.

According to the statement: No two countries share deeper or broader relations than Canada and the United States. We are bound together by our history, our values, our economy, our environment and our resolve to improve the lives of our citizens. Our close relationship and ongoing collaboration allow us to successfully meet any challenges we may face over the coming years and to build a prosperous future for the people of both countries.

We recognize our profound shared economic interests and will work tirelessly to provide growth and jobs for both countries. Canada is the most important foreign market for thirty-five U.S. States and more than $2 billion in two-way trade flows across our shared border every day. Millions of American and Canadian middle-class jobs, including in the manufacturing sector, depend on our partnership. We affirm the importance of building on this existing strong foundation for trade and investment and further deepening our relationship, with the common goal of strengthening the middle class.

For the complete news release, click here.

Maritime Editorial