NBC News — Despite indications earlier Wednesday to the contrary, President Donald Trump agreed not to terminate the NAFTA treaty “at this time” in afternoon phone calls with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, the White House said.
Here’s the readout from the White House:
Late this afternoon, President Donald J. Trump spoke with both President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada. Both conversations were pleasant and productive. President Trump agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time and the leaders agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the renegotiation of the NAFTA deal to the benefit of all three countries. President Trump said, “it is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation. It is an honor to deal with both President Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better.”
Both the Canadian dollar and the Mexican peso rose against the U.S. dollar after the release of the White House statement.
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