USA lowers NAFTA key auto content demand: Mexico auto lobby

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence right shakes hands with Venezuelan opposition leader Julio Borges during a meeting at the residence of the US ambassador in Lima Peru Friday

US Vice President Mike Pence has said he was "very hopeful" that a deal could be reached "within the next several weeks" in the renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Mexico, Canada and the US.

The unified front was presented during a highly anticipated meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Peru's capital.

Pence credited the strong leadership of President Trump and US allies for conducting what he says was a successful strike with no reported civilian casualties.

"The goal of this meeting is not only to address the issue of NAFTA, but also to talk about the bilateral relationship, which should continue to be based on cooperation and mutual respect", Pena Nieto said.

Left unsaid was whether Pence's overtures might eventually lead to a joint Trump-Pena Nieto meeting, their first.

Saturday's meeting comes amid tensions between President Donald Trump and Mexico over immigration and the president's calls for a border wall.

'I think President Pena Nieto understands that he and President Trump have a difference of opinion on that, ' he said.




Trudeau said Saturday that there have been "positive momentum" in the NAFTA talks.

"The objective of the mission the commander in chief gave our military forces and our allies was completely accomplished — with swift professionalism", Pence told reporters, noting there were "no reported civilian casualties".

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says in a statement that its team will stick to its plan to investigate last weekend's suspected poison gas attack in Douma. He learned only Tuesday that he would be attending in Trump's place so the president could manage the US response to Syria.

The vice president appreciated the Summit of the Americas after Trump earlier that week declared plans to attend the function he might craft a response to the chemical attack, which is why US authorities state there's proof of Assad's involvement.

Later, speaking in a cavernous hall of world leaders at the Summit of the Americas, Pence expressed gratitude to Canada, Colombia and other nations that had voiced support for the strike and urged "every nation in this hemisphere of freedom" to support the military action.

Pence was whisked away from the Summit of the Americas late Friday so he could inform USA congressional leaders by phone of Trump's plans to announce the missile strikes.

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