President Joe Biden's first call to a foreign leader will be to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said this evening.
Psaki said Biden has plans to call a number of US allies starting with Trudeau on Friday.
The call, she said, will largely focus on the US relationship with Canada, as well as Biden’s executive order on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Earlier today, Trudeau said he was disappointed by Biden's signing of an executive order revoking the Keystone XL oil pipeline's permit.
“While we welcome the President's commitment to fight climate change, we are disappointed but acknowledge the President’s decision to fulfill his election campaign promise on Keystone XL," Trudeau said in the statement.
No plans to call Trump: Psaki said there are no pending plans for the President to call either former President Trump or Russian President Vladimir Putin.
She said Biden's decision not to immediately release the note Trump left for him in the Oval Office should not be seen as an indication that such a call was in the works.
The decision not to release the letter now "was just a reflection of him not planning to release the letter unilaterally but I wouldn't take it as an indication of a pending call with the former President," Psaki told reporters during the Biden administration's first White House briefing.