Jared Kushner to meet PM Trudeau’s cabinet in Canada

New York [USA], Jan. 24 : Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and one of his top advisors, will meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet.

According to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a White House spokesperson, Kushner will travel to Calgary on Tuesday to hold the meeting, reports the CNN.

This comes as the Trump administration has entertained renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a free trade deal joining the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Revamp of the NAFTA, which Trump said was the worst trade deal the U.S. has ever signed and continues to kill American jobs, was a central promise of Trump's presidential campaign.

The controversial free trade deal has been criticised for allowing companies to move jobs abroad, but its supporters say it provides millions of jobs in the U.S.

At a White House event on Sunday, Trump said he had scheduled meetings with Prime Minister Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to renegotiate NAFTA.

The present agreement lowers trade restrictions between the U.S., Canada and Mexico and was signed by President Bill Clinton in December 1993.

On Sunday, Kushner's name was cleared to work at the White House by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, saying the appointment does not violate federal nepotism laws.

The lawyers determined that the White House is not an 'executive agency' and is therefore exempt from restrictions on hiring in a 1967 nepotism law.

Kushner was instrumental in Trump's campaign and his transition..

Source: ANI