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Obama, Trudeau restaurant meeting in Montreal: bromance continues

Obama, Trudeau restaurant meeting in Montreal: bromance continues

Barack Obama had an informal meeting with Justin Trudeau in Montreal restaurant, both men enjoyed a rare tête-à-tête and discussed the issues of the youth leaders in the world. 

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and ex-president of the United States had a meeting in one of the restaurants in Montreal. Their friendship has been heralded as one of the great “bromances” of modern times, taking into account that Twitter and other social media are just ubiquitous.

The duo dined at trendy Liverpool House on Tuesday when Mr Obama was in town for a speaking engagement. Justin and Barack both tweeted that they discussed getting young people “to take action in their communities”.

Obama and Trudeau

Barack Obama in Montreal: speech at the Palais des congrès

Mr Obama was in town to give a speech at the Palais des congrès hosted by the Montreal Chamber of Commerce. The event was sold out immediately, tickets were able for buying online for hundreds of dollars.

During his speech, Mr Obama commended the Paris climate agreement and expressed disappointment that the US has withdrawn.

“In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history to fight climate change. An agreement that even with the temporary absence of American leadership will still give our children a fighting chance,”

he said and later, found the opportunity to have dinner with Mr Trudeau.