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Canadian PM Trudeau congratulates Joe Biden on winning U.S. election

FILE PHOTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference held to discuss the country's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday congratulated Democrat Joe Biden on winning the U.S. Presidential election, saying he looked forward to tackling “the world’s greatest challenges” with the new administration.

In a statement, Trudeau said he would work with the United States to “advance peace and inclusion, economic prosperity, and climate action around the world”. Trudeau made no mention of current U.S. President Donald Trump, with whom he had an often troubled relationship.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; editing by Diane Craft