Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked with US President Joe Biden on Sunday about how to lift the pandemic-related border restrictions between the two countries, but revealed that a breakthrough had not been achieved.
The summit caps off months of meetings between the countries' political leaders. Border measures do not affect the flow of trade.
The border restrictions have choked off tourism between the two countries. Canadian companies, especially those that rely on airlines and tourism, are urging the Liberal government to relax.
Canada last week took a cautious first step, saying it was prepared to relax quarantine protocols for fully vaccinated citizens returning home starting in early July.
The grouping needed to "stand strong and united" on China and agreed to measures to do that, Trudeau said.Читайте также: Le complotiste français et sa famille expulsés de Malaisie — Rémy Daillet
The United States is ahead of Canada in terms of vaccination totals.
"What we really came together clearly to say and put forward today was a need to speak with one voice, a need to coordinate much more closely our working together and our focus", he told a televised news conference.
"Many countries like Canada continue to say that it's not time to travel", Trudeau added, but he said it was important to get back to normal as soon as possible.
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