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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence

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The Prime Minister spoke today with United States Vice President Mike Pence. 

The Prime Minister and Vice President reaffirmed the strength of the Canada-United States partnership.

The Prime Minister raised the issue of U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs and stressed the importance of their removal. They also exchanged views on the ratification of the new North American Free Trade Agreement. 

The Prime Minister and Vice President discussed relations with China, including the arbitrary detention of two Canadian citizens in China. 

The Prime Minister and Vice President also discussed the crisis in Venezuela. They reiterated their concern for the Venezuelan people, their support for Interim President Juan Guaidó, and their desire to see a peaceful Venezuelan-led transition and free and fair elections as soon as possible.

They looked forward to staying in touch on these and other important issues.