April 15, 2018 / 3:26 AM / in 7 months

In Lima, U.S. Vice President Pence says NAFTA deal possible in several weeks

Journalists record and watch U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (on screen) as he speaks during the plenary session at the VIII Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

LIMA (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday he was leaving a summit of Latin American countries in Peru very hopeful that the United States, Mexico and Canada were close to a deal on a renegotiated NAFTA trade pact.

Pence told reporters its was possible that a deal would be reached in the next several weeks.

The vice president also said that the topic of funding for U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico did not come up in Pence’s meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Jeff Mason; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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