Prime Minister Trudeau will meet with President Barack Obama at the White House Thursday morning as he continues his visit to the U-S capital.
Trudeau arrived in Washington on Wednesday for a three-day visit while the two leaders develop what the White House is calling a “special relationship.”
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The first official event of Trudeau’s visit was a glitzy reception hosted by the think tank, Canada 2020 Wednesday night.
A news conference will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, where Trudeau and Obama are expected to announce closer co-operation on climate change, border security, and in the Arctic.
Trudeau will then have lunch hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department before meeting with lawmakers from both parties later in the afternoon.
Following the meetings, a lavish dinner will be hosted at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the first for a Canadian leader since 1997.
Trudeau will dine in the White House’s East Room, where his father was serenaded by Robert Goulet at an after-party for his own first state dinner back in 1969.
The three-day trip ends Friday with an invite-only luncheon hosted by Global Progress, Canada 2020, and the Center for American Progress at the Mayflower Hotel. Trudeau will also participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, a speech, and a town-hall-type forum with university students.