Biden speaks with Trudeau following election

Biden speaks with Trudeau following election
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauTrudeau swipes at Trump: US leadership on climate 'has been sorely missed' Watch Live: Biden and Trudeau give statements on their bilateral meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Lawmakers investigate Jan. 6 security failures MORE on Monday said he spoke with President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenHoyer: House will vote on COVID-19 relief bill Friday Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Powell pushes back on GOP inflation fears MORE (D) over the phone, where the two committed to jointly confronting climate change and COVID-19.

“I just spoke with [Joe Biden], and congratulated him again on his election,” Trudeau wrote on Twitter.

“We’ve worked with each other before, and we’re ready to pick up on that work and tackle the challenges and opportunities facing our two countries — including climate change and COVID-19," he continued.


Trudeau added that the two leaders agreed to keep in touch and work closely on a number of bilateral and global issues related to trade, energy and NATO.

The prime minister further called for closer cooperation on confronting China, in particular Beijing’s imprisonment of Canadian citizens believed to be held as retribution for Ottawa’s arrest on fraud charges of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

The Canadian leader also said the two men discussed social issues like anti-Black racism.

“We talked about those specific challenges today, as well as trade, energy, NATO, anti-Black racism, and China’s arbitrary detention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor,” Trudeau continued. “On these and other issues, President-elect [Joe Biden] and I agreed to keep in touch and work closely together.”

Most world leaders have offered their public congratulations to Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisCollins: Biden's .9T coronavirus package won't get any Senate GOP votes House panel advances Biden's .9T COVID-19 aid bill Biden's immigration bill could wreck his majority, but Democrats have opportunity to do the right thing MORE despite President TrumpDonald TrumpRomney: 'Pretty sure' Trump would win 2024 GOP nomination if he ran for president Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Trump says 'no doubt' Tiger Woods will be back after accident MORE’s refusal to concede the election and promise to fight the conclusion of the results in court.