Pence repeatedly praised the "strong leadership" of President Donald Trump and American allies in responding to the chemical attacks in Syria.
Pence pivoted to the US response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria as he sought to build support for further isolating Venezuela, which has faced USA sanctions amid a political crisis led by President Nicolas Maduro.
Washington D.C. [USA], April 15 (ANI): United States Vice President Michael Pence on Saturday said that Russian Federation is "on the wrong side of the war" while referring to recent strikes on Syria by the U.S. along with Germany and France.
Seated alongside Trudeau, Pence said there was a "real possibility" the US could reach a deal with Canada and Mexico on NAFTA "within the next several weeks".
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was barred from attending the summit over his plans to hold a presidential election that the opposition is boycotting and that many foreign governments consider a sham.
Pence told Pena Nieto he looked forward to discussing the North American Free Trade Agreement and a "broad range of issues".
Pence, who was also scheduled to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, struck a notably confident tone, saying USA officials "think we're close" and were "encouraged at the progress of our negotiations".
This comes two months after an attempt to schedule a meeting in Washington between Pena Nieto and the United States president was called off due to Trump's harsh rhetoric regarding NAFTA and immigration.
President Trump reportedly tried to block Vice President Pence's national security adviser pick because he previously worked on anti-Trump ads for a conservative group.
Peru's President Martin Vizcarra, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meet during the VIII Summit of the Americas in Lima April 14, 2018.
Trudeau expressed optimism that the three neighbors could reach an agreement on a renegotiated NAFTA, telling Pence there was "positive momentum" in the talks.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh issued a statement Saturday saying "escalating violence through further military action is not the way to bring peace and stability to Syria and the surrounding region", and calling for more funds to investigate atrocities in Syria.
States, Including Florida, Part Of Massive Egg Recall Due To Salmonella Concerns
Apr 16, 2018 - 12:04
The plant number is P-105, with the Julian date range of 011 through 012 printed on either side of the carton or package. Rose Acre Farms responded to the discovery by voluntarily going through with the recall, and halting production of eggs.
Barry Lewis: Facebook and the illusion of privacy
Apr 16, 2018 - 12:04
Earlier this week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was in Washington to testify at the Senate Intelligence Hearing. There are an estimated 180,000 Facebook account holders in Barbados, which include both individuals and businesses.
Arab summit concludes with call for solidarity
Apr 16, 2018 - 12:03
"We reiterate our rejection of the USA decision on Jerusalem", the king said in a speech in Dhahran in eastern Saudi Arabia. King Salman on Sunday announced a $150 million donation for the maintenance of Islamic heritage in East Jerusalem.
IPL: Rajasthan beat Bangalore by 19 runs
Apr 16, 2018 - 12:00
The IPL fever has been gripping the entire nation resulting in cricket enthusiasts being excited about every match being played. Buttler hit a six against Woakes and two fours against spinners Chahal and Pawan Negi before losing his wicket to Woakes.
Brooke Henderson jumps into 1st after Day 2 of 2018 LOTTE Championship
Apr 16, 2018 - 11:59
Park In-bee lines up her shot during the final round of the Lotte Championship at the Ko Olina Golf Club in Hawaii on Sunday. The 2017 LOTTE Championship victor , Cristie Kerr, fell off a bit during Day 2 with a +3.
Benefits to United States from rejoining pact, but talks may be fraught
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:11
Many American agriculturalists maintain that the easiest way to help them is to avoid a trade war with China in the first place. Several negotiation stakeholders told the New York Times that they'd be unwilling to bend to the us upon re-entry into the deal.
At Least 10 Killed in Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:09
President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack and said it was carried out by "Afghanistan's enemy", a reference to the Taliban. The attackers planted mines to prevent government reinforcements from coming and quickly took responsibility for the attack.
Elliott Broidy Quits RNC Post After Report on Payment to Ex-Model
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:06
Those are the same names used to identify Donald Trump and Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford ) in a 2016 agreement. According to the Journal , the former model alleged that Broidy had paid her for an exclusive sexual relationship.
Kylie Jenner declares herself the 'cool mom'
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:05
See some of her hottest looks she's shared with her followers! Follow Devon Abelman on Twitter and Instagram . "Wearing DOLCE matte lip today just in case you were wondering @kyliecosmetics", she captioned the image.
[GALLERY] Dignitaries and South Africans bid Mam' Winnie a final farewell
Apr 15, 2018 - 00:57
Ramaphosa says that Winnie's life was dedicated to the African people, and revolved around service to her people. Malema, who sat with Madikizela-Mandela's family and other dignitaries, responded to Ramaphosa with a smile.
Southampton 2 v Chelsea 3 - story of the match
Apr 15, 2018 - 00:57
The win kept Chelsea in fifth on 60 points, seven points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham who will face Manchester City later on Saturday.
Ice storm warning issued with a half-inch of ice expected
Apr 15, 2018 - 00:55
Freezing rain is expected to end for a few hours on Saturday evening, with patchy freezing drizzle likely during the lull. Utility outages, which have already taken place in Chatham-Kent Saturday as the weather system moves across, may occur.
Trump Promises to Lay Off States with Legal Marijuana
Apr 14, 2018 - 22:14
Until then, it's just a promise, and accepting the promises of a pathological liar is never wise. Meanwhile, legislation to guard countries in which marijuana is authorized is now being drafted.
US, France, Britain launch strikes on Syria
Apr 14, 2018 - 22:14
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that Russian Federation should get ready for new and "smart" missiles that would be coming to Syria . Russian Federation and Iran back Assad's regime in a complicated civil war that has raged for seven years.
Milos Forman: One Few Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus director dies
Apr 14, 2018 - 22:13
After his first USA film, 1971's " Taking Off ", flopped, Forman didn't get a chance to direct a major feature again for years. The film starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher won five Oscars, including best picture and best director.