The relationship between Canada and the United States is unique. We have the longest, most peaceful, and mutually beneficial partnership of any two countries thanks to shared geography, common interests, and one of the largest and most comprehensive economic relationships in the world.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has concluded his first official visit with US President Donald Trump. During the bilateral meetings, the two leaders covered various areas of mutual interest, including trade and investment as well as security issues. They discussed their shared focus on how to build stronger economies where the middle class, have greater opportunities to succeed and prosper. They also discussed how the relationship has created jobs for our citizens and opportunities for our businesses.
The two leaders then took part in a Women in Business Executives roundtable, where they announced the creation of the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. This initiative will help empower women-owned businesses, and further contribute to economic growth and competitiveness in both Canada and the U.S., as well as enhance the integration of our two economies.
Following the roundtable and a luncheon hosted by President Trump, the two leaders released a joint statement and held a media availability session. “I had a productive meeting with President Trump and members of the U. S. Administration, and I look forward to working together to create more opportunities for the middle class on both sides of the border,” Trudeau said. The U.S. is Canada’s largest trading partner. $2.4 billion in goods cross the border daily.