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Vice President Mike Pence met with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau today after both leaders addressed the National Governors Association in Providence, Rhode Island. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President recognized the importance of the beneficial US trade and investment relationship with Canada, while expressing the need to work together to address lingering trade disagreements. The two leaders also expressed their shared commitment to update and modernize NAFTA through constructive renegotiation. The Vice President and Prime Minister discussed the two countries’ extensive cooperation on national security and defense issues, including concern over the escalating situation in North Korea, and Vice President Pence recognized the Prime Minister for increasing national defense spending.