The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will travel to Washington, D.C., from February 10 to 11, 2016.
During the visit, the Governor General will meet with innovation, research, and education leaders – from both the public and private sectors – to reinforce the importance of strong international collaboration between Canada and the United States. “Canada’s relationship with the United States of America is one of the longest, most peaceful, and mutually beneficial relationships of any two countries in the world,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. The United States is Canada’s largest trading partner with approximately $870.1 billion worth of goods crossing the border in annual trade.
The Governor General will also pay his respects to the fallen at the Canadian Cross of Sacrifice in Arlington Cemetery – a tribute to the many American citizens who died while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces during the First World War, the Second World War, and the Korean War. This is Johnston’s first time visiting Washington D.C.