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"It's about time, eh?" Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama have historic visit (PHOTOS)

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Lauren Sundstrom Mar 10, 2016 7:03 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama met today to discuss climate change and implementing the Paris agreement.

The meeting made history – Trudeau is the first standing prime minister to make an official White House visit in nearly two decades.

“Today we are very proud to welcome the first visit of a Canadian prime minister in nearly 20 years. It’s about time, eh?” President Obama joked to the crowd.

The pair say they plan to sign the Paris agreement as soon as possible while committing to completing low greenhouse gas emission development strategies in 2016. They also discussed the Montreal Protocol and the growing concern over the rapidly changing Arctic, as well as possible solutions.

Plus, they kissed some babies and the Weeknd was there for some reason.

Here are 12 photos of Trudeau meeting Obama in Washington, D.C.

#ObamaAndKids + @JustinPJTrudeau at the State Arrival Ceremony this morning at the White House. #CanadaVisit ????????

A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on

Welcome #JustinTrudeau to our capital city! #CanadaVisit @ncc_ccn A photo posted by NCPC (@ncpcgov) on

#whitehouse #obama #PrimeMinister #JustinTrudeau #pmjtindc #pmdc #Canada #StateVisit

A photo posted by Woody (@woodywithcamera) on

#whitehouse #canada #canadavisit #justintrudeau A video posted by Darlene (@cocobravamag) on


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Lauren Sundstrom
Lauren is a former staff writer at Daily Hive. She's a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast and Online Journalism program.

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