Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            August 7, 2009

Statement by the Press Secretary on the visit of Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada to the White House

President Obama will meet with Prime Minister Harper at the White House on Wednesday, September 16.  Canada is a close ally and partner of the United States, and the President looks forward to discussing a broad range of bilateral, hemispheric, and global issues, including cooperation on economic recovery and trade, the upcoming G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh; climate change and energy, December’s UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen; and security cooperation, including in Afghanistan.

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