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Tillerson meets with Canada's Freeland

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 00:45

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland at the State Department. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosted Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland at the State Department on Wednesday (February 8). Freeland is also expected to meet Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee among others. Canada's government, eager to sidestep potentially protectionist U.S. policies, has said it was confident that President Donald Trump would see that working closely with Canada benefited both nations' economies. Trump - who is committed to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico - said during his inauguration speech in late January that his administration would stick to a policy of "Buy American." Canada sends 75 percent of its exports to the United States and could be crippled by any new U.S. measures designed to restrict imports.

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Tillerson meets with Canada's Freeland

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 00:45