Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared details of his phone conversation Friday with President Joe Biden.
The two discussed “ending the pandemic, growing the middle class, fighting climate change, and creating good jobs for people on both sides of the border,” among other issues, Trudeau tweeted, along with a photo of himself smiling while on the phone.
The two leaders “agreed to work shoulder to shoulder” to address the issues, Trudeau added, before congratulating Biden — whom he referred to as “Joe” — on the inauguration.
According to a readout of the conversation from Trudeau’s office, the prime minister also raised Canada’s “disappointment” over Biden’s cancelation of the Keystone XL pipeline and urged the removal of softwood lumber duties that Trump imposed.
In its own readout of the conversation, the White House said that Biden “acknowledged” Trudeau’s “disappointment” about the Keystone XL pipeline, and that the president “reaffirmed his commitment to maintain an active bilateral dialogue and to further deepen cooperation with Canada.”
Trudeau and Biden agreed to meet next month “in order to advance the important work of renewing the deep and enduring friendship between Canada and the United States,” the prime minister’s office said.
-ABC News’ Kirit Radia and Benjamin Siu