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Canada welcomes Trump suggestion of NAFTA deadline extension

Reuters  |  LONDON, Ontario 

LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Canada welcomes the suggestion by U.S. President Donald Trump that the deadline for concluding talks to modernize NAFTA could be extended beyond the end of March, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters on Friday.Trump told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that "a lot of things are hard to negotiate" ahead of a Mexican presidential election in July."I thought that was a sensible suggestion from the President. I think all of us are mindful of the Mexican elections," Freeland told reporters on the sidelines of a Cabinet retreat.Talks to update the North ...

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 23:19 IST
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