Pence, Trudeau discuss NAFTA, G7 Summit

WASHINGTON,US Vice President Mike Pence and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the North American Free Trade Agreement, the White House said late Tuesday.

The pair spoke by phone about ‘ongoing efforts to modernize and rebalance NAFTA and the upcoming G7 Summit,’ according to the White House. The discussion comes ahead of the Friday deadline to extend tariffs exemptions for Canada and Mexico on steel and aluminum imports into the US. President Donald Trump has threatened not to renew the exemptions.

Meanwhile, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland met with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and others during a two- day visit to Washington to update NAFTA negotiations.

Source: Kuwait News Agency