Earlier today, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in her first call to a foreign leader as Vice President.  The Vice President underscored Canada’s deep importance to the United States as an economic and strategic partner, and she expressed the United States’ desire to work closely with Canada on a wide range of issues, including combating the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing climate change, and expanding our economic partnership in ways that advance the recovery and create jobs in both countries. 
 
The Vice President also expressed strong solidarity with Canada regarding the issue of two Canadian citizens unjustly detained by China, and she made clear that the United States would continue to do everything it can to secure their release. 
 
The Vice President and the Prime Minister agreed to remain in close touch, and to support all efforts to expand bilateral cooperation.

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