Canada to rejoin NAFTA talks once US, Mexico resolve issues, Canadian foreign minister says

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Chrystia Freeland, Canada's minister of foreign affairs, speaks during a briefing on North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, June 14, 2018. After a particularly tense week for Canada-U.S. relations, Chrystia Freeland said North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations will continue. Photographer: 

Mexico and the United States need to resolve complicated bilateral issues before modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) can move forward, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Friday.

Freeland said the three countries had agreed Canada would rejoin the talks once Mexico and the United States resolve bilateral matters. Mexican and U.S. representatives are meeting in Washington.

“Once the bilateral issues get resolved, Canada will be joining the talks to work on both bilateral issues and our trilateral issues,” Freeland told reporters. “And will be happy to do that, once the bilateral US-Mexico issues have been resolved.”

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