August 28, 2017 / 6:27 PM / a year ago

Canada PM says nothing new about Trump's threat against NAFTA

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday said there was nothing new to a threat by U.S. President Donald Trump to walk away from NAFTA and vowed Canada would stay in negotiations to modernize the trade pact.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference to present the outcome of the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany July 8, 2017. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

“We have heard such comments before,” Trudeau told reporters when asked about Trump’s statement. Trump renewed a threat to scrap NAFTA and criticized trading partners Canada and Mexico in a tweet on Sunday.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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