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    US Vice President Mike Pence and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a meeting in Providence, Rhode Island raised the subject of further defense cooperation on a number of issues, including North Korea's nuclear threat, according to the White House.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Vice President Mike Pence and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a meeting in Providence, Rhode Island raised the subject of further defense cooperation on a number of issues, including North Korea's nuclear threat, the White House said in a press release.

    "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," the release stated on Friday.

    In addition, Pence and Trudeau spoke about US-Canada mutually beneficial trade and investment relationship and agreed to work on disagreements in the sector. They also reaffirmed shared commitment to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the release added.

    Pence and Trudeau met at the National Governors Association 2017 Summer Meeting, the annual event that brings together heads of US states to discuss critical domestic topics.


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