Biden’s first world leader call to be to Canada’s Trudeau: White House

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday advised reporters that President Joe Biden's first world leader call would be to Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"His first call, foreign leader call will be on Friday with Prime Minister Trudeau," she stated throughout her first press briefing on the White House after Biden's inauguration.

"I expect they will certainly discuss the important relationship with Canada, as well as his decision on the Keystone Pipeline that we announced today," stated Psaki.

Biden formally revoked the presidential allow that the Trump administration granted to the contentious cross-border oil pipeline challenge.

The press secretary added that Biden is probably going to prioritize talking with U.S. allies.

"I would expect his early calls will be with partners and allies," she stated. "He feels it's important to rebuild those relationships and to address the challenges and threats we're facing in the world."

Psaki was additionally requested if Biden will be talking to Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, and whether or not they would focus on potential retaliation to the SolarWinds hack.

Russians had been doubtless behind the hack that breached U.S. authorities networks, in accordance to a joint assertion by a number of U.S. companies together with the FBI and the National Security Agency.

"I don't have any plans … to read out for you in terms of a call with President Putin," she stated.

Regarding the SolarWinds hack, she stated "we reserve the right to respond at a time and in a manner of our choosing to any cyberattack."

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