05/04/2016 01:08 EDT | Updated 05/05/2017 05:12 EDT

'Three Amigos' Summit To Take Place June 29, Trudeau Says

Obama is expected to address Canada's Parliament.

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the so-called Three Amigos summit will take place in Canada on June 29.

Trudeau announced the date for the summit, which draws together the leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico, during a news conference to celebrate his government's accomplishments during its first six months.

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, on Nov. 19, 2015. (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP via CP)

Canada was supposed to host a Three Amigos summit last year, but the meeting did not materialize — partly because then-prime minister Stephen Harper was at odds with Mexico over a visa requirement for Mexican visitors to Canada, and partly because the U.S. had resisted approving the Keystone XL pipeline.

The Mexican visa issue is still outstanding, but Trudeau has promised to resolve it.

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to address Parliament right after the summit, while Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will likely do an official visit to a couple of cities in Canada before the broader meeting.

When Trudeau was in Washington in March, Obama announced he would make the trip to Parliament as part of the Three Amigos summit, but the exact timing has remained up in the air.


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