Premier Brad Wall continues his tour in Washington on Wednesday.
Following a meeting with U.S Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Wall was the keynote speaker at an afternoon Heritage Foundation event.
Wall, in the midst of a four-day trade mission to Saskatchewan’s largest export partner, said the NAFTA partnership, which U.S President Donald Trump is trying to walk away from, has been debated at length before but has remained for a reason.
- Premier Brad Wall to take trade mission to Washington
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“When Nafta was signed in 1993, that debate was resurrected again, but it was muted,” he said.
“It was muted in part because there was a real understanding that under NAFTA, and even if it’s not a statistical understanding, notionally, it’s understood that two-way trade is good for our country,” Wall added.
On Tuesday, Wall met with current Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain.