US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to stand together against autocratic governments during Biden’s visit to Canada.
Biden, Trudeau united against authoritarian regimes
US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have presented a united front against authoritarian regimes as Biden visits the Canadian capital days after the leaders of China and Russia held a Moscow summit.
Images of Biden and Trudeau standing side by side in Ottawa announcing agreements including on semiconductors and migration represented a counterpoint to the scene in Moscow days ago.
There, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin professed friendship and pledged closer ties as Russia struggles to make gains in what the West considers an unjust invasion of Ukraine.
At a news conference with Trudeau on Friday, Biden questioned the level of China and Russia’s co-operation, noting that China had not provided weapons to Russia for use against Ukraine.