U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned commerce and different financial points late Friday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, White Home press secretary Sarah Sanders stated 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 this month.
Trump has repeatedly instructed Canada was cashing in on U.S. commerce, and his blistering feedback after the G-7 assembly drove bilateral relations to their lowest level in many years.
On Friday, Canada struck again on the Trump administration over U.S. metal and aluminum tariffs, vowing to impose punitive measures on $16.6 billion ($12.6 billion U.S.) value of American items till Washington relents.
Throughout the name, Trudeau instructed Trump that Canada had no selection however to announce reciprocal countermeasures to the metal and aluminum tariffs, in keeping with a separate assertion issued by Canada late Friday. The 2 leaders agreed to remain in shut contact on a manner ahead, the assertion added.
Trudeau additionally expressed his condolences for the victims of the capturing at The Capital Gazette, a 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 set for Sunday. The 2 leaders additionally mentioned the North American Free Commerce (NAFTA) negotiations and agreed to proceed working towards a mutually useful consequence.
Negotiations to modernize NAFTA began final August and have been initially scheduled to complete by the tip of December, however the three nations have but to achieve a deal.