Baird Sets Tone of Cooperation for President Obama’s Second Term

January 18, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced today that he will travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in events related to the presidential inauguration.

While in Washington, Baird will also meet with U.S. political leaders, U.S.-based ambassadors accredited to Canada and other leading players in the Canada-U.S. relationship.

“The Canada-U.S. relationship is the most successful partnership between two countries ever,” said Baird. “It continues to produce benefits—concrete and intangible—for people in both countries and is a model for the world.

“Our government looks forward to continuing to work closely with the U.S. to generate jobs and growth, and to increase trade and investment flows between our two countries.

“Canada is not immune to global challenges from beyond our borders. That’s why our government will continue to work with the United States on key initiatives like the Beyond the Border Action Plan, the Detroit International Crossing, the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

“We will continue to engage constructively with the Obama administration as we look to create more jobs, hope and opportunity in our two countries.”

U.S. President Barack Obama’s inauguration will take place on January 21, 2013.

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