“President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau look forward to a constructive conversation on strengthening the relationship between our two nations,” the White House said in a statement.
Canada is one of America's closest allies as well as its neighbor to the north, but the relationship between the two countries could be tested by Trump's vow to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, which also includes Mexico.
Trudeau, 45, is a progressive leader of Canada who forged a bond with former U.S. president Barack Obama. Trudeau has begun to position himself as a competing voice to Trump on the world stage, delivering indirect but unmistakable criticisms of the new U.S. president's policies.
After Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning all refugees as well as travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations, Trudeau tweeted “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada.”