White House reveals which global leader to be first to hold call with Biden
Biden to call Trudeau on Jan. 22, nothing to report on call to Putin - White House
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that President Joe Biden’s first world leader call would be to Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
"His first call, foreign leader call will be on Friday with Prime Minister Trudeau," she said during her first press briefing at the White House after Biden’s inauguration.
"I expect they will certainly discuss the important relationship with Canada, as well as his decision on the Keystone Pipeline that we announced today,," CNBC cited Psaki as saying.
"I would expect his early calls will be with partners and allies," she said. "He feels it’s important to rebuild those relationships and to address the challenges and threats we’re facing in the world."
Psaki was also asked if Biden will be speaking to Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, and whether they would discuss possible retaliation to the SolarWinds hack. "I don’t have any plans … to read out for you in terms of a call with President Putin," she added.
According to Psaki, she assumes that first Biden will call the leaders of the countries - allies and partners of the United States. "He feels it is important to rebuild this relationship and discuss the current global threats and challenges we face," Psaki added.