WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland returned to Washington on Tuesday for talks aimed at rescuing the North American Free Trade Agreement as time was running short before an Oct. 1 deadline.
FILE PHOTO: Candian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland walks out of the U.S. Trade Representative’s office to speak to journalists in Washington, U.S., August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo
Freeland said that discussions between U.S. and Canadian negotiating teams over the weekend were “constructive and productive,” so she flew in for what may be the only a day of talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
“We agreed that it would be useful to continue talking today, so we’re back for more negotiations,” Freeland told reporters as she entered the USTR offices in Washington.
After more than a year of negotiations, Canada and the United States are still trying to resolve bilateral differences over NAFTA, an accord that also…