October 13, 2017 / 1:53 AM / in a year

Prime Minister Trudeau says Canada will not abandon NAFTA talks

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday Canada will not walk away from talks to rehash the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) despite a U.S. proposal to include a clause that could terminate the pact in five years.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves to the media after a meeting with the civil society leaders in Mexico City, Mexico October 12, 2017. REUTERS/ Carlos Jasso

Speaking at a news conference with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City as a fourth round of talks to renegotiate NAFTA was held near Washington, Trudeau said he was committed to a “win-win-win” deal.

“We will not be walking away from the table based on the proposals put forward,” Trudeau said, in response to a question about whether the so-called sunset clause was a poison pill for the talks.

Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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