August 27, 2018 / 4:06 PM / a year ago

Mexico president repeats he hopes Canada will return to NAFTA talks

FILE PHOTO: Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto is pictured after delivering his speech during a ceremony ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Mexico, July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido Picture Supplied by Action Images

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto reiterated he wanted Canada to return to talks with Mexico and the United States in order to reach a trilateral deal in the revamp of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after he talked with U.S. President Donald Trump by telephone.

Pena Nieto said on Twitter he hoped a trilateral accord could be reached this week after officials said the United States and Mexico had sealed an agreement on their bilateral issues in the renegotiation of the 24-year-old trade pact.

The Mexican president had said earlier on Monday before the call with Trump he wanted Canada to return to the NAFTA talks.

Reporting by Dave Graham

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