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Visit of Canadian Prime Minister
Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada made an official visit to Washington, D.C., March 17-20, 1986, to meet with President Reagan and other government officials.
Following are remarks by President Reagan and Prime Minister Mulroney on signing an extension of the NORAD agreement and on endorsing the joint U.S.-Canada report on acid rain, and a White House statement on the acid rain report.1
REMARKS, MAR. 19, 1986
I'm delighted to join with my good friend, the Prime Minister, in putting our signatures on an agreement to extend the unique Canada-U.S. partnership in the North American Aerospace Defense Command, known as NORAD. The last time this agreement was renewed was during my visit to Ottawa in March of 1981, which was my first trip abroad as President. I'm sure that the Prime Minister would agree that NORAD has served our mutual interests and has been a significant factor in enhancing deterrence, promoting global stability in the nearly 30 years of its existence. It's, therefore, entirely appropriate that we extend this joint command for an additional 5 years.
Another topic of particular interest to the Prime …