Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Official Visit, State Dinner at White House for Trudeau Set for Mid-March

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Official Visit, State Dinner at White House for Trudeau Set for Mid-March

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Trudeau to visit White House in March

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OTTAWA - U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have set a date for their first meeting in Washington.

Trudeau and his wife are to be welcomed by the Obamas for an official visit and state dinner at the White House on March 10.

Obama and Trudeau met on the sidelines of the APEC summit in the Philippines in November and Obama had mentioned then he had hoped to have the Trudeaus to the White House in the new year.

U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman announced the date in a statement Monday, saying the visit is an opportunity for the two countries to deepen their bilateral relationship.

Heyman said it is also intended to advance co-operation on issues such as energy and climate change, security and the economic relationship. …

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