August 29, 2018 / 7:32 PM / 2 years ago

Mexico's Pena Nieto 'optimistic' on trilateral NAFTA deal

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a speech during a meeting with members of the National Peasant Confederation (CNC) in Mexico City, Mexico, in this handout photograph released to Reuters by the Mexico Presidency on August 27, 2018. Mexico Presidency/Handout via REUTERS

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Wednesday that he is optimistic that the country will reach a trilateral deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States and Canada.

“I am optimistic that a trilateral deal can be reached... we have from now until Friday for a deal in principle to be announced,” he said in an interview on local radio.

Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by Christine Murray

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