López Obrador meeting with Canada’s Chancellor Chrystia Freeland confirmed for July 25

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland discusses modernizing NAFTA at public forum at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

According to Mexican news agency Notimex, on Monday July 23rd, Marcelo Ebrard, proposed as the next foreign minister, confirmed that on Wednesday July 25 at 1:00 pm, the Chancellor of Canada, Chrystia Freeland, and other high officials of the government of that country, will visit the campaign house (better known as “the transition house”) of Mexico’s president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, located in the Roma neighborhood, in Mexico City.

Ebrard explained that in the case of Canada, the Chancellery is the one leading the negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and that in the scheduled meeting, they will make their proposals on this issue and then inform the press about the agenda and proposals that are carried out.

“The main thing is that of course they will participate in the negotiations of NAFTA, which as you know are trilateral (Mexico, the United States and Canada),” he said at a conference.

Freeland will also meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, and with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray, and the Minister of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, to “discuss issues of importance to Canada and Mexico, including negotiations to modernize NAFTA.”