Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Washington, D.C., today for two days of meetings with U.S. officials and tomorrow’s Three Amigos summit.
The one-day summit on Thursday comes at a challenging time for the Canada-U.S. relationship.
Four cabinet ministers – two of them in brand-new portfolios – will accompany Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he takes part in Thursday’s North American Leaders’ Summit at the White House.
Newly appointed Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly will travel to D.C. after meeting Marcelo Ebrard, the secretary of foreign affairs for the United Mexican States, for the first time in Mexico City.
Federal officials say Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, International Trade Minister Mary Ng and Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino will also join Trudeau at the summit, which includes U.S. President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Trudeau has never met López Obrador in person, although Mexico’s populist president was elected more than three years ago.