In this Sept. 24, 2021, file photo, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stands with Minister of Foreign Affairs Marc Garneau to announce that Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been released from detention in China, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

President Biden will host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the White House on Thursday for the first North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS) since former President Donald Trump discontinued it.

The meeting will focus on reaffirming the ties between the countries by expanding economic cooperation, managing the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing the climate crisis, according to senior administration officials.

Regarding issues of migration, the “Remain in Mexico” policy and the U.S. border are not expected to be topics of discussion.

“Strengthening our partnership is essential to our ability to build back better, to revitalize our leadership, and to respond to a widening range of regional and global challenges. With respect for each other’s sovereignty and in a true spirit of partnership, we affirm our unwavering vision that North America is the most competitive and dynamic region in the world,” the White House said in a statement.

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