Canadian Prime Minister to Visit Honduras

On Friday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be in Honduras, continuing negotiations on a free-trade agreement.

The Prime Minister is likely to highlight the role that Canada has played in helping Honduras to be recognized after the political events of 2009. Canada was part of Honduras’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Prime Minister Harper will be the first Canadian leader to visit Honduras since it has been welcomed back into the fold of world politics.

Officials from Canada and Honduras have met twice since December. Canada is closer to striking a deal with Honduras than with any of the other central american countries; however the Prime Minister’s Office has said it does not expect to announce a free trade deal with Honduras on this trip.

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