October 28, 2016 / 10:17 PM / in a year

Canada's Trudeau says will fly to Brussels to sign EU trade deal

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday he would fly to Brussels to sign a free trade deal with the European Union, which earlier in the day resolved the last in a series of challenges to the pact.

“The Canada-EU Summit will be Sunday. Great news and I‘m looking forward to being there,” Trudeau said on Twitter. Separately, Trudeau’s office said his plane would depart for Brussels at 7 pm eastern (2300 GMT) on Saturday.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by James Dalgleish

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