Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has met US President Obama for the first state visit by a Canadian leader in 19 years.
The young, liberal leader was greeted on the South Lawn by Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and US Trade Representative Michael Froman on Thursday.
Trudeau, who has captured Americans’ attention in a way not seen since his father’s time as prime minister, was to meet with Obama and enjoy the honour of a state dinner, the first for a Canadian since 1997.
Accompanying the 44-year-old son of late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on the trip to Washington was his wife, Sophie Gregoire.
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