Washington DC, 24 March 2023 (TDI): The United States (US) Department of State has released a statement acknowledging the longstanding relationship between the US and Canada.
The United States and Canada have been friends, partners, and allies for more than 150 years, and our bilateral relationship is one of the closest and most comprehensive in the world. pic.twitter.com/mhDBGaS9De
— Department of State (@StateDept) March 24, 2023
To mention, the statement highlights the strong bond of friendship, partnership, and alliance that has developed between the two nations over the course of 150 years.
Also, the bilateral relationship between the US and Canada is one of the closest and most comprehensive in the world, encompassing a broad range of issues and interests.
For over a century and a half, the US and Canada have stood shoulder to shoulder on the world stage, working together to advance shared goals and promote peace, prosperity, and security in North America and beyond.
Furthermore, the deep economic, cultural, and social ties between the two countries have solidified this collaboration, and continue to fuel growth and innovation on both sides of the border.
From trade and security to environmental cooperation and joint military operations, the US and Canada have a history of synergy and cohesion that is unmatched by any other country in the world.
In addition, the US and Canada have also shared a commitment to democratic values, human rights, and the rule of law, which has made them important allies in the international community.
Therefore, the State Department’s statement reaffirms the commitment of the US to maintaining this vital relationship and strengthening its alliance with Canada.
“As we look to the future, we are confident that our partnership with Canada will continue to grow and evolve, driven by our shared values and mutual interests,” the State Department added.
US-Canada economic partnership
The economic partnership between the US and Canada is also one of the most significant in the world. The two countries have a long history of trade and investment, with billions of dollars flowing across the border each year.
Canada is the US’s largest trading partner, with over 75% of Canada’s exports going to the US, and over 60% of Canada’s imports coming from the US.
This economic partnership has created jobs and opportunities for millions of people on both sides of the border.
The US and Canada also have a close collaboration on issues of national security and defense. The two countries share the longest undefended border in the world and have a long history of joint military exercises and intelligence sharing.
This collaboration has been essential in defending North America against threats from terrorism, transnational crime, and other security challenges.
Joint efforts for environment and climate
In the same vein, the US and Canada have worked closely on issues related to the environment, energy, and climate change. The two countries have a unified target of protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development.
Both nations have jointly contributed to a range of initiatives to address climate change, including the Paris Agreement, Clean Energy, Environment Partnership and to build a North American Energy Strategy.
As the world continues to evolve, the US and Canada are well-positioned to maintain the status quo of their robust connection and to work in unison to tackle new challenges.