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Best friends. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
DUDEPLOMACY

Here’s how much Trudeau wishes Obama could stay president, in photos

By Selina Cheng

United States president Barack Obama, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto met up yesterday, June 29, in Ottawa, Canada. The occasion was the North American Leaders’ Summit, affectionately known as the “Three Amigos Summit,” but it was the starry-eyed rapport between Trudeau and Obama that stole the show.

(Reuters/Justin Trudeau)
BFFs.

As photos from the summit suggest, Obama and Trudeau’s mutual admiration has not faded. The pair was seen embracing and joking around, and snapped a happy selfie together. Because love is not only about gazing at each other, but also looking outward in the same direction, all three heads of state also pledged to fight climate change and ISIL and to protect LGBT rights and free trade.

“It’s a little sad that this will be the last chance for all three of us to get together in this capacity, given president Obama’s impending retirement,” Trudeau joked.

After Obama’s speech to the Canadian parliament the same day, the body erupted in applause and chants of “Four more years!” (video). The US president’s term will end in Jan. 2017.

Rapt. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
“When he spoke, what tender words he used!” (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
Grand plans. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
Don’t forget to write. (Reuters/Chris Wattie)