Mexico's Economy Minister Optimistic About Progress Of NAFTA Talks

U.S. and Mexican negotiators have made progress in narrowing differences on the update of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Thursday, France24 reports. The steps to reach an agreement could allow Canada to rejoin talks next week, he told reporters as he entered meetings for the second day with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. U.S. and Mexican officials have said they aim to conclude discussions this month. It is the third straight week ministers have traveled to Washington for meetings. Teams worked through the night "changing the text" and "got a lot of work done," Guajardo said. But the thornier issues are being left to...

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