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Outgoing U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden to visit Ottawa next month

Biden will be in Ottawa Dec. 8-9.

Vice President Joe Biden poses for a selfie with Christina Lauterbach as he greets diners at the Penny Cluse Cafe in Burlington, Vt., Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, before participating in a Cancer Moonshot Roundtable at the University of Vermont.

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Vice President Joe Biden poses for a selfie with Christina Lauterbach as he greets diners at the Penny Cluse Cafe in Burlington, Vt., Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, before participating in a Cancer Moonshot Roundtable at the University of Vermont.

Outgoing U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden will be making an official visit to Ottawa next week.

Biden will be in Ottawa Dec. 8-9. While here, he will meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and take part in an official dinner.

“I look forward to meeting with Vice President Biden and discussing the strength of our two countries’ relationship," Trudeau said in a news release.

"Canada has no closer friend, partner, and ally than the U.S., and our relationship with our neighbour to the south is critical to citizens on both sides of the border.”

U.S. ambassador Bruce Heyman also released a statement, noting Biden will be speaking "with Canada's First Ministers on a range of bilateral and global issues."

This is likely the last visit Biden will make to Ottawa as vice-president. In January, Donald Trump will take office as president and Mike Pence will replace Biden as vice-president.

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