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Inslee To Meet Canadian PM, Then Departs On Trade Mission To Mexico

Colin Fogarty
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Northwest News Network

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will spend the next few days focused on trade with Canada and Mexico. Thursday he will meet in Seattle with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. After that Inslee leaves on a trade mission to Mexico.

In Seattle, Inslee and Trudeau are expected to discuss trade, transportation, business development and climate action. One issue that may come up is the feasibility of a high speed train between Seattle and Vancouver.

The meeting comes in the midst of Trudeau’s two-day visit to the region, including an appearance at Microsoft.

After he meets with Trudeau, Inslee will depart for Mexico City to join a trade mission already underway. While in Mexico, Inslee plans to sign a memorandum of understanding on clean energy with that country’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

Other topics on the agenda include a discussion of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mexico and Canada are both key trading partners with Washington. Exports to Mexico include dairy products, apples and hop extract.

Copyright 2017 Northwest News Network

Since January 2004, Austin Jenkins has been the Olympia-based political reporter for the Northwest News Network. In that position, Austin covers Northwest politics and public policy as well as the Washington State legislature. You can also see Austin on television as host of TVW's (the C–SPAN of Washington State) Emmy-nominated public affairs program "Inside Olympia." Prior to joining the Northwest News Network, Austin worked as a television reporter in Seattle, Portland and Boise. Austin is a graduate of Garfield High School in Seattle and Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. Austin’s reporting has been recognized with awards from the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Austin Jenkins
Since January 2004, Austin Jenkins has been the Olympia-based political reporter for the Northwest News Network. In that position, Austin covers Northwest politics and public policy, as well as the Washington State Legislature. You can also see Austin on television as host of TVW's (the C–SPAN of Washington State) Emmy-nominated public affairs program "Inside Olympia."