Readout of the President's Call with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada
The President spoke by phone today with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada to express his deep appreciation for his commitment to the United States-Canada relationship during his time as Prime Minister. The two leaders noted the progress on trade and security that 6 ½ years of close cooperation has produced. In particular, they noted the successful conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, which promises to boost economic growth and support good-paying jobs on both sides of the border. The President wished Prime Minister Harper the best in his future endeavors.