Trump, Trudeau meet amid trade dis­pute

■ The US Pres­i­dent has threat­ened to with­draw from North Amer­i­can Free Trade Agree­ment (NAFTA) if he can’t ne­go­ti­ate a bet­ter agree­ment with its two neigh­bours Canada and Mex­ico over trade dis­putes

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PRES­I­DENT Don­ald Trump re­mained non-com­mit­tal about the fu­ture of the North Amer­i­can Free Trade Agree­ment (NAFTA) on Thurs­day as he wel­comed Cana­dian PM Justin Trudeau to the White House amid sim­mer­ing dis­putes over trade between the two North Amer­i­can neigh­bours.

Trudeau joined Trump in the Oval Of­fice at the start of a new round of talks over the North Amer­i­can Free Trade Agree­ment, which the US Pres­i­dent has threat­ened to with­draw from if he can’t ne­go­ti­ate a bet­ter agree­ment with Canada and Mex­ico.

“We’re ne­go­ti­at­ing a NAFTA deal. It’s time af­ter all of th­ese years and we’ll see what hap­pens. It’s pos­si­ble we won’t be able to make a deal and it’s pos­si­ble that we will,” Trump said, not­ing the close re­la­tions between the two coun­tries and lead­ers.

(AP/PTI)

US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and first lady Me­la­nia Trump wel­come Cana­dian Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau and his wife So­phie Gre­goire Trudeau to the White House in Wash­ing­ton, on Wed­nes­day.

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