You are here: Home » International » News » Politics
Business Standard

US: Harris speaks to Canadian PM, pledges to maintain strategic partnership

The Vice President underscored Canada''s deep importance to the United States as an economic and strategic partner

Topics
Kamala Harris | Justin Trudeau | Canada

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Kamala Harris
The US vice president and the Canadian prime minister agreed to remain in close touch and support all efforts to expand bilateral cooperation.

In her first call to a foreign leader, US Vice President spoke with Canadian Prime Minister on Monday and underscored Canada's deep importance to the United States as an economic and strategic partner.

"The Vice President underscored Canada's deep importance to the United States as an economic and strategic partner, and she expressed the United States' desire to work closely with on a wide range of issues, including combating the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing climate change and expanding our economic partnership in ways that advance the recovery and create jobs in both countries," the White House said in a readout of the call.

Harris also expressed strong solidarity with regarding the issue of two Canadian citizens unjustly detained by China and made it clear that the US would continue to do everything it can to secure their release, the White House said.

During the call, the US vice president and the Canadian prime minister agreed to remain in close touch and support all efforts to expand bilateral cooperation.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Tue, February 02 2021. 06:54 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
.