U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is flying to Ottawa on Thursday to talk to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about ratification of the new North American trade agreement and the two countries’ dispute with China.

It will be the first official visit by a senior member of President Donald Trump’s administration to Canada’s capital. Pence will arrive in the late morning and meet with Trudeau at about 1200 ET (1600 GMT).

The main issue under discussion will be the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which is to replace the existing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a Canadian government source said.


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