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WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

“I appreciated the opportunity to welcome Prime Minister Trudeau to the Capitol this afternoon. We had a productive discussion focused on ways to deepen ties between the U.S. and Canada with respect to trade and national security. This means reaffirming our commitment to NATO and increasing economic cooperation to make our nations more prosperous and secure. I also reemphasized the importance of breaking down trade barriers and improving market access for America’s dairy farmers. We look forward to continue strengthening the U.S.-Canada relationship.”