April 19, 2018 / 6:03 PM / a year ago

Trudeau says recognises NAFTA timeline, will stick up for Canada

LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday he recognised the timelines on seeking a NAFTA trade agreement and was enagaging as much as possible to make progress.

But Trudeau, in London for a meeting of Commonwealth leaders, said he would continue to stand up for the needs of Canada.

CNBC reported on Wednesday that the United States hopes to reach a deal on the revamped North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada over the next three weeks.

Reporting by William James Editing by Alison Williams; editing by Kate Holton

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