When it was over, the leaders said they had agreed to prioritize the fight against COVID-19 and the economic recovery when the COVID-19 pandemic ends. The summit focused on issues concerning climate, biodiversity and oceans.
The nations also pledged to align climate goal to receive zero emissions by the year 2050.
Biden noted that the two countries would work "in lockstep" to display the seriousness of their commitment to the climate issue.
Eric Miller, a Canada-US expert and president of the DC-based Rideau Potomac Strategy Group, said there is synchronicity between the two leaders - and now is the time to take advantage.
Biden offered full US support to pressure China to release former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor, who were detained in 2018 after Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese executive with Huawei Technologies Co.
Trump's Department of Justice had sought to conditionally distribute or withhold federal funds to those cities, claiming that their state and local leaders had "impeded their own law enforcement and agencies from doing their jobs". "Canada and the United States will stand together against abuse of universal rights and democratic freedoms". Officials said the administration is actively engaging with automakers to address the issue.
The objective of the meeting was to strengthen the strained ties between Canada and US.
"The United States has no closer friend than Canada", Biden said.
"There is serious engagement, there are serious conversations", Hillman said.
"To the contrary, it harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here".
The proclamation had several exceptions, including for foreigners entering the country on an immigrant visa as a healthcare professional to work on alleviating the outbreak caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes the disease COVID-19.
Garneau said afterward that Trudeau did not make the request.
"That should have never happened, and it will never happen again", he said at the White House.
The United States and Canada have long enjoyed warm relations, bound by a shared border that stretches 5,525 miles, along with extensive trade and investment ties.
Trudeau said they also discussed the strict border measures in place to protect people in both countries from the virus. Please take a minute to sign up to our mailing list so we can stay in touch with you, our community.
The U.S. -Canada relationship was deeply strained during the Trump administration, with tensions spiking over trade and spilling over into personal insults.