Trudeau not to attend Trump-Mexican president summit
August 12, 2020
World

Trudeau not to attend Trump-Mexican president summit

MEXICO CITY (MEXICO) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not take part in discussions in Washington this week that marks the start of a new North American trade agreement, said Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. But he said the two leaders would talk by phone later on Monday morning.

Obrador is slated to hold talks with US President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday. It will be his first trip outside the country after assuming office. Obrador had invited Trudeau to join him in Washington.

Trudeau’s office said he will be attending cabinet meetings and a sitting of parliament in Ottawa.

“We wish the United States and Mexico well at Wednesday’s meeting,” the statement said.

Obrador said that he will undergo a coronavirus test before leaving for the US where he will have to undergo another.

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