Trudeau tells Obama Canada will be 'strong' partner against IS

US President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) shake hands during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila on November 19, 2015Canada’s freshly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to remain a “strong” partner in the fight against the Islamic State group Thursday, during a first formal meeting with President Barack Obama. The two men joked about greying hair and traded compliments about their spouses and kids, even as Trudeau said he would not reconsider a decision to pull Canadian jets out of Iraq and Syria. “I made a clear commitment to Canadians to withdraw the six fighter jets,” Trudeau said.

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