Gov. Matt Bevin and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked trade during a meeting in Rhode Island Friday, where both were in town for a gathering of National Governors Association.
The prime minister’s website stated that he and Bevin “discussed a range of Canada-Kentucky issues, including the shared importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the auto sector, aluminum and steel trade, as well as the benefit trade brings to both Canada and Kentucky.”
Bevin followed up, tweeting that “over 112,600 jobs in Kentucky depend on trade and investment with Canada.”
Both men were in Providence, R.I., to participate in the National Governors Association’s summer meeting, where Trudeau delivered an address on the importance of trade relations between Canada and the U.S.
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Canadian Ambassador David MacNaughton, who was also present, tweeted that Kentucky’s exports to Canada total $7.5 billion a year.