US President Joe Biden has welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Manuel Lopez at the white House on November 18th for the North American Leaders Summit.
The previous North American Leaders Summit was conducted five years ago and has since been suspended under the Trump Administration. President Joe Biden aims to path new talks and build stronger relationships between all three countries.
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The agreement focuses on digital commerce and rules for minimum wage along with auto parts rules. President Joe Biden previously met with both presidents virtually to discuss future plans.
According to a statement released by the White House,
“During the Summit, the United States, Mexico and Canada will reaffirm their strong ties and integration while also charting a new path for collaboration on ending the Covid-19 pandemic and advancing health security; competitiveness and equitable growth, to include climate change; and a regional vision for migration.”
The statement further said,
“Strengthening our partnership is essential to our ability to build back better, to revitalize our leadership, and to respond to a widening range of regional and global changes. With respect for each other’s sovereignty and in a true spirit of partnership, we affirm our unwavering vision that North American is the most competitive and dynamic region in the world.”
The summit was strategically scheduled as border restrictions were recently eased to allow safe travel. During the Trump Administration, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement USMCA was signed by all three countries.