NAFTA deal could come within weeks, Pence and Trudeau say

  • NAFTA deal could come within weeks, Pence and Trudeau say

NAFTA deal could come within weeks, Pence and Trudeau say

There "will be a price to pay" if Syria ever uses chemical weapons again, as the U.S. is ready to take additional action, Pence told reporters travelling with him to Peru to attend the Summit of the Americas.

After the meeting with Pence, Trudeau said the "positive momentum" included the thorny issue of US demands around automobile production.

"The goal of this meeting is not only to address the issue of NAFTA, but also to talk about the bilateral relationship, which should continue to be based on cooperation and mutual respect", Pena Nieto said.

'I think President Pena Nieto understands that he and President Trump have a difference of opinion on that, ' he said.

On the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said they thought an agreement could be reached before Mexican elections on July 1, although they also said no deadlines had been set.

Saturday's meeting comes amid tensions between President Donald Trump and Mexico over immigration and the president's calls for a border wall.

Pence held brief bilateral talks with the leaders of Mexico and Canada on Saturday about the state of play in their NAFTA renegotiations, saying he was "encouraged" by recent progress towards a deal.

Canada and the US stood shoulder-to-shoulder on Saturday as they condemned the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons on civilians and sounded a positive note about the ongoing North American free trade talks.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is praising Peru's "strong stand" on the "tyranny and humanitarian crisis" in Venezuela.

"The objective of the mission the commander in chief gave our military forces and our allies was completely accomplished — with swift professionalism", Pence told reporters, noting there were "no reported civilian casualties".

And while Trump grapples with the ongoing Russian Federation investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, Pence sought to draw a bright line against Vladimir Putin's alliance with Syria following the suspected chemical attack.

In condemning the US-led attack, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad insisted on Saturday that the missile strikes would only strengthen his nation's resolve to keep its fight against Western-backed terror groups and "crush terrorism in every inch of the nation".

Vizcarra says addressing corruption "is the utmost importance to us".

Pence, however, justified the attack by merely stating that the USA did not act alone, claiming that other leaders at the Latin American summit had both publicly and privately expressed support for the Syria bombardment.

There had been hopes leading up to this weekend's summit that an agreement might be signed, but that did not happen and instead, US negotiators softened their demands on autos even as Trump said he will to renegotiate "forever".

VP Pence called the United States led airstrikes on Syria a success.