On Monday evening, a statement was released saying that U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had spoken about NAFTA talks, and that Trudeau welcomed the progress made in the discussions between the U.S. and Mexico.
Last week and over the weekend, there had been whispers of a bilateral agreement being reached between the U.S. and Mexico, with Trump tweeting, “Deal with Mexico is coming along nicely. Autoworkers and farmers must be taken care of or there will be no deal. New President of Mexico has been an absolute gentleman. Canada must wait.”
Trump said in a press conference on Monday that negotiations with Canada would begin “almost immediately,” now that discussions with Mexico are coming to a close.
“We’re starting negotiations with Canada pretty much immediately,” Trump said. He added, the Canadian economy is “a smaller segment, Mexico is a very large trading partner.”