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Days Meeting: Security Council and Trade Pact

days meeting: While not a formal part of the United Nations General Assembly agenda, the state of the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation talks remained an undercurrent for the Canadian delegation, according to CTV. Both Trump and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland's counterpart U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke at, and on the sidelines of the UN, about why a deal remains unmade and their plans to go ahead with the Mexico bilateral trade pact if they can't come to an agreement with Canada soon. After spending the last few days meeting with other world leaders, speaking about Canada's contributions globally, and campaigning for a seat on the UN Security Council, the ongoing uncertainty over NAFTA and tensions between Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump persisted. Speaking to this, Trudeau said that Canada will keep working as long as it takes to get the right deal for Canada, but that doing so involves feeling confident about the path forward as we move forward, if we do, on a NAFTA 2.0. When Trudeau approached Trump who appeared to be reading the toast he was about to give at the luncheon the pair exchanged a quick handshake but Trump did not stand up. An interaction between Trudeau and Trump on Tuesday appeared emblematic of the two countries' ongoing tension. ( As reported in the news.