US Vice President Pence says NAFTA deal possible in several weeks

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence right shakes hands with Venezuelan opposition leader Julio Borges during a meeting at the residence of the US ambassador in Lima Peru Friday

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence right shakes hands with Venezuelan opposition leader Julio Borges during a meeting at the residence of the US ambassador in Lima Peru Friday

"And we are hopeful that we can conclude a successful renegotiation of NAFTA that will result in greater prosperity and more fair and reciprocal trade between Canada, the United States and Mexico".

Pence repeatedly praised the "strong leadership" of President Donald Trump and American allies in responding to the chemical attacks in Syria.

At the same time, he warned that the USA was prepared to "sustain this effort if necessary", though he expressed hopes that the combination of strikes and condemnation from countries like Canada would see Syria abandon such weapons.

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This was Pence's first media interaction after USA forces launched precision strikes against Assad regime targets associated with the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

"The goal of this meeting is not only to address the issue of NAFTA, but also to talk about the bilateral relationship, which should continue to be based on cooperation and mutual respect", Pena Nieto said.

There had been expectations leading up to the meeting that NAFTA would dominate the discussion, particularly after conflicting messages from US trade officials and President Donald Trump earlier in the week.

Hours after Trump hailed the missile strike targeting the Syria's suspected chemical weapons - tweeting, "Mission Accomplished!"

Pence said he was grateful for the opportunity to meet with the Mexican president, although he made no reference to Pena Nieto's call for "mutual respect".

Trudeau expressed optimism that the three neighbors could reach an agreement on a renegotiated NAFTA, telling Pence there was "positive momentum" in the talks. Pence, meanwhile, tends to be more scripted in his exchanges and frequently glanced down at highlighted index cards as he spoke to Latin American leaders here. Pence then attended a banquet hosted by Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra.

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