Canada willing to work with Trump despite differences

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Visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said he will work "hard" with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and continue pushing the normalization of ties between Havana and Washington.

At a press conference shortly before ending his two-day visit to Cuba, Trudeau said Washington and Ottawa have a good relationship and he'll work hard with Trump to maintain it despite the latter's negative comments on


"I will work hard with him on issues that matter to Canadians. We know we will have points of disagreements and we will work through those points of disagreements with the same strength and conviction that Canadians expect our government to," said Trudeau.

The Canadian leader said the United States and Canada have many issues to work on in bilateral cooperation and on international arena.

During his electoral campaign, Trump said the United States would withdraw from or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico.

Trudeau said he "won't speculate" on Trump's campaigning remarks and will wait for "concrete actions" from the future U.S. president.

He also said Canada will continue to invest in and work closely with Cuba, which is an important market for Canada in the Caribbean region, with bilateral trade totaling over 1 billion U.S. dollars annually.

After visiting Cuba, Trudeau will travel to Argentina for a visit and then Peru to attend the 2016 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Informal Leaders' Meeting to be held on Nov. 19-20. Endi

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