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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, to Canada for the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Québec.

The leaders discussed the diplomatic efforts to address the security threat posed by North Korea. This included the coordination of international efforts, as discussed at the Vancouver Conference, and the President’s upcoming summit with North Korea.

They also discussed the close security and economic partnership between Canada and the United States. They exchanged views on energy exports from Canada.  Furthermore, they agreed on the importance of bringing negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement to a successful and timely conclusion.

The Prime Minister pressed the President to reconsider the U.S. tariffs imposed on Canadian steel and aluminum, and encouraged him to work with Canada to address unfair trade. The Prime Minister reiterated it is unacceptable to include Canada in 232 national security tariffs.