May 22, 2024

President van der Leyen travels to Canada and the United States

Among other things, it will deal with cooperation in favor of Ukraine, trade issues and transatlantic relations.

Visit Canada on Tuesday and Wednesday

The transatlantic voyage begins in Ottawa, Canada, where the president will arrive Monday evening. Tuesday morning (7 March) He goes to the Canadian Armed Forces base in Kingston, from where a large number of Canadian troops have left for Poland to support humanitarian efforts in support of Ukrainian refugees.

Here the President will meet Prime Minister Trudeau and hold a joint press conference (Tuesday, +/- 17:00 CET, live EbS) and they will then exchange ideas with members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Following this, President van der Leyen and Prime Minister Trudeau will visit a Canadian cleantech facility. The visit underscores the potential of the EU-Canada partnership in key raw materials.

The President will then return to Ottawa to address a joint session of the Canadian Parliament (+/- 23:00 CET, live) EbS) in the evening, at the invitation of Prime Minister Trudeau, Van der Leyen will attend a reception for the business community, including European companies in Canada.

That morning March 8th The President met the Governor General of Canada, Mary Simon.

US visit from Wednesday to Friday

On Wednesday afternoon, the President heads to Washington DC. There she meets Friday (March 10) with President Biden Together in the White House. EU-US cooperation on global and geostrategic priorities will be at the heart of the negotiations.

In this context, both sides will discuss clean technology and how to maintain transatlantic leadership. Cooperation between the European Union and the United States In innovation and secure supply chains Clean technologies can confirm.

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Information on press arrangements during the President’s visit to Washington. consequences.

Additional information:

Press Release: Atlantic Partnership: President van der Leyen to visit Canada and the US next week

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