BEDMINSTER, N.J./OTTAWA (P3PWriter) – U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau late on Friday to debate commerce and different financial points, White Home Press Secretary Sarah Sanders stated on Saturday.
The cellphone name between the 2 leaders was the primary to be publicly disclosed since Trump blasted Trudeau as “very dishonest and weak” on the finish of the Group of Seven leaders assembly in Canada earlier this month.
Trump has repeatedly recommended Canada was making the most of U.S. commerce, and his blistering feedback after the G7 assembly drove bilateral relations to their lowest level in a long time.
On Friday, Canada struck again on the Trump administration over U.S. metal and aluminum tariffs, vowing to impose punitive measures on C$16.6 billion ($12.6 billion) value of American items till Washington relents.
Through the name, Trudeau instructed Trump that Canada had no selection however to announce reciprocal countermeasures to the metal and aluminum tariffs, in response to a separate assertion issued by Canada late on Friday. The 2 leaders agreed to remain in shut contact on a approach ahead, the assertion added.
Trudeau additionally expressed his condolences for the victims of the taking pictures on the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, the Canadian assertion stated.
Individually, Trudeau additionally spoke with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday to debate the Mexican elections on July 1. The 2 leaders additionally mentioned the North American Free Commerce (NAFTA) negotiations and agreed to proceed working towards a mutually helpful final result.
Negotiations to modernize NAFTA began final August and had been initially scheduled to complete by the tip of December, however the three nations have but to succeed in a deal.
Reporing by Jeff Mason and David Ljunggren; Writing by Denny Thomas; Modifying by Daniel Wallis