Canada to work with Trump despite differences

Havana, Nov 17 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he will work “hard” with US President-elect Donald Trump and continue pushing the normalisation of ties between Havana and Washington.

At a press conference on Wednesday before ending his two-day visit to Cuba, Trudeau said Washington and Ottawa have a good relationship and he would work hard with Trump to maintain it despite the latter’s negative comments on Canada, Xinhua news agency reported.

“I will work hard with him on issues that matter to Canadians. We know we will have points of disagreements and we will work through those points of disagreements with the same strength and conviction that Canadians expect our government to,” said Trudeau.

During his electoral campaign, Trump said the US would withdraw from or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico.

Trudeau said he “won’t speculate” on Trump’s campaigning remarks and will wait for “concrete actions” from the future US President.