The Canadian Press is reporting that the Canadian prime minister is considering a meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss the future of NAFTA.
President Donald Trump is expected to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, March 12, 2018.
The meeting could be part of the U.S. president’s push to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Trudeau will meet with Trump for the first time in the White House to discuss a range of issues including Canada’s role in the TPP.
Earlier this month, Trudeau’s government announced it would announce its NAFTA renegotiations during a two-day summit on Monday.
Prime Minister Justin Bieber was also expected to participate in the meeting.
Trump has previously promised to renegotiat the deal in the next year or two.
Canada has been trying to negotiate an agreement with the United States on the TPP, the free-trade pact that the U,S., Mexico, Canada, Peru, Colombia, Chile and Peru have all signed up to.
In a February meeting, Trump pledged to renegotiize NAFTA “very substantially.”
Trump also tweeted a picture of himself with Trudeau during a trip to Calgary in May.
On Monday, Trudeau tweeted that he would “not make a promise about NAFTA” during a phone call with Trump.
However, the Canadian leader was also asked during a CBC interview if she had made a commitment to renegotiating the deal.
Trudeau said she would not make a commitment, saying it would be up to the American president to decide.
“I have said that if we had the opportunity to renegotiated NAFTA with our neighbours and with our American partners, we would renegotiate it,” she said.