US President Joe Biden addressed the lawmakers who greeted him with long applause at the Canadian Federal Parliament in the capital city of Ottawa, where he was on an official visit.
Saying that the USA and Canada are “two countries that share the same heart”, Biden emphasized the common history and values between the two countries.
Stating that Canada is a very important partner, Biden noted that the Canadian people can always trust the USA.
Biden said that the two countries act together in the face of global challenges and that they will build their future together.
A call to support Ukraine
Talking about the policies he implemented in the field of economy, especially the Inflation Reduction Act in the USA, Biden pointed to the agreements they made with Canada in a number of economic areas such as clean energy and electric vehicles. “Canada has large quantities of critical minerals essential for the world’s clean energy future,” Biden said. said.
The US President also referred to the Russia-Ukraine war and praised the struggle of the Ukrainians. Emphasizing that Russia committed crimes against humanity in Ukraine, Biden called on Ukraine to continue to support it.
Underlining the importance of the contribution of the USA and Canada to NATO, Biden also argued that the two countries are also active in the Asia-Pacific and promote an open, free and prosperous Asia-Pacific.
Noting that they will also provide the modernization of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) with Canada, Biden stated that they will also work together for stability in Haiti.
Emphasizing the importance of relations between the two countries
Biden stated that they have taken joint steps with Canada to prevent illegal immigration, and that the two countries will also lead a global coalition in the fight against drugs.
In addition, Biden noted that the USA and Canada will “return to the Moon together”, and announced that the US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) will soon announce the names of the astronauts on the crew of three Americans and a Canadian, within the framework of the Artemis II program.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also emphasized the importance of relations between the two countries in this difficult period globally.
Emphasizing the need to develop US-Canada cooperation on issues such as the support given to Ukraine, economic and defense relations, and the climate crisis, Trudeau pointed to the common values shared by the two countries, such as democracy.