Canada to be Obama's 1st foreign trip as president

Barack Obama will visit Canada in his first international trip as U.S. president, the office of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Saturday.

Canada to be Obama's 1st foreign trip as president

"We have been in close contact with President-elect Obama's transition team. We can confirm that the President-elect has accepted the Prime Minister's invitation to visit Canada soon after he is inaugurated," the prime minister's office said in a statement.

No date for the trip was provided, but the statement said it would be Obama's first foreign trip as president. Obama takes office on Jan. 20.

Obama's office could not immediately be reached for comment. Most U.S. presidents have paid their first international visits to Canada, America's northern neighbor and largest trading partner, although President George W. Bush made his first trip in office to Mexico.


Reuters

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