Mexico, Canada pledge trade unity as NAFTA negotiations continue
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Mexico and Canada are vowing to continue work on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after an unproductive fourth round of negotiations in Washington. 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flew to Mexico City on Thursday night to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto after the talks in Washington, Bloomberg reports. The two world leaders committed to continuing negotiations on NAFTA.

"As we move forward with renegotiations, we will continue to work toward our shared goal of a win-win-win agreement to ensure that the new provisions are fair and beneficial to all three countries involved," Trudeau said.

"We are pleased to be talking about ways we can improve Nafta," Trudeau said. "We will discuss those proposals, we will counter those proposals and we will take seriously these negotiations." 

Trudeau said after the talks that he is confident the three countries can agree on a pact that will be fair and beneficial to each country involved. 

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Trump has repeatedly railed against NAFTA, calling it the "worst trade deal ever made." 

Negotiators from the three countries met on Wednesday for the fourth round of NAFTA talks in Arlington, Va.

President Trump warned on Wednesday that he might completely scrap the NAFTA deal, opting instead for bilateral trade deals with each country.

Talks have been extended two extra days to allow more time to discuss a broad agenda that is expected to cover more than two dozen topics.