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.
Welcome #JustinTrudeau to our capital city! #CanadaVisit @ncc_ccn A photo posted by NCPC (@ncpcgov) on
President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speak at news conference in Rose Garden. #Obama #whitehouse #Potus #trudeau #trudeaumania #rosegarden #justintrudeau #canada #mapleleaf A photo posted by David Nakamura (@davidnakamura) on
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 9, 2016
— CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) March 10, 2016
#whitehouse #canada #canadavisit #justintrudeau A video posted by Darlene (@cocobravamag) on