The United States and Canada share a unique bond. As friends, neighbors, NATO allies and partners, this relationship is deeply rooted in our shared values, shared history and shared vision for the future.
From national security to global affairs to environmental protection to free trade, our two countries work together. Our bilateral trade accounts for nearly $ 2 billion in goods and services every day, and our relationships with our people in education, small business, arts and culture are unrestricted.
Today, President Biden will jointly launch a new initiative with our Canadian partners and friends: the US-Canada Partnership Road Map.
The roadmap is a blueprint for our overall government relationship based on COVID-19 and global health care, efforts to combat climate change and our shared values and commitment to work collaboratively in areas of mutual concern. Shared Priorities in Safety and Security. Through Roadmap, we will advance our shared vision of prosperity, diversity, equality and justice for all our citizens.
Today, President Biden will outline the roadmap, which will prioritize:
Fighting COVID-19: Ending the COVID-19 epidemic is the President and Prime Minister’s top priority. World Health Organization (WHO) and UN The roadmap demonstrates our countries’ support for multilateral organizations that are at the forefront of the COVID-19 response, including development agencies.
Reconstruction at best: The President and the Prime Minister share a vision for a sustainable and all-encompassing economic recovery that strengthens the middle class and creates more opportunities for hard workers to join, and ensures that people on both sides of the border have good jobs and jobs. . The roadmap also highlights the clean development to strengthen the supply chain recession driven by workers, communities and businesses in both the United States and Canada.
Accelerating Climate Aspirations: Through the Roadmap, President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau will launch a high-level climate minister to realign our policies and our goals to increase our ambition to tackle the climate crisis. They promise to strengthen the Paris Agreement by working collectively and with others to increase the scale and momentum of action towards the goal of net zero emissions by 2050.
Enhanced Diversity and Content: The President and the Prime Minister share their commitment to addressing each of their countries in a systematic way to address racism, gender discrimination, barriers to persons with disabilities and all other forms of discrimination and exclusion. Roadmap demonstrates our shared commitment to implementing the most effective, equitable and inclusive approaches to social security, criminal justice and law enforcement.
Improving Security and Security: As NATO allies, and with a deep bilateral security relationship, the United States and Canada have a shared interest in Atlantic security. Our joint defense is supported by investing in modern, ready and efficient forces in line with NATO NATI commitments under the Wales Security Investment Pledge 2014 The roadmap also underscores the importance of continuing to contribute to security in the context of the United Nations and other global travel. The President and the Prime Minister will agree to expand cooperation in continental defense and the Arctic, including the modernization of the North American Space Defense Command (NORAT) through the construction of the roadmap, as well as the enhancement of law enforcement cooperation through the re-establishment of the cross.
Creating Global Coalitions: The President and the Prime Minister will reaffirm their shared commitment to tackle global challenges through the Roadmap through multilateral organizations including the United Nations, the G7 and G20, the World Trade Organization, NATO and the Five Eyes community. Finally, the leaders will agree to work to renew the North American leaders summit as a restoration of unity among the United States, Canada and Mexico.