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Barack Obama in Canada

1 July 2016 at 00:54 | 1058 views

The Government of Canada has made it a top priority to strengthen and renew its trilateral relationship with "our North American partners, the United States and Mexico, in order to ensure a clean and prosperous future for all of our people," according to a statement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office.

On Wednesday, Canada hosted the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa, "in order to take coordinated action that will create sustainable economic growth, help transition to a low carbon economy, and provide better opportunities for Canadians, Americans, and Mexicans alike."

During the Summit, Trudeau, US President Barack Obama and the President of Mexico, Enrique Pe๑a Nieto, discussed the opportunity for North America to become "the world’s most competitive player in the clean growth economy – and the potential to create the jobs of today and tomorrow."

The three leaders also talked about ways to advance trade and competitiveness, "because an efficient North American economy is vital for prosperity and for creating good-paying, middle class jobs," the statement asserted.

Wednesday’s summit Summit, the statement pointed out, was "an opportunity for three great nations – who share the same continent and the same values – to stand side-by-side and deliver real results for North Americans, and the entire global community."

Here is President Obama addressing the Canadian parliament in Ottawa: