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RCEP leaders give up on concluding pact in 2016

  • September 9, 2016
  • , Mainichi , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

VIENTIANE (Kyodo) On Sept. 8, the leaders of the 16 countries participating in negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement issued a joint statement in Laos aiming at a “swift conclusion of the negotiations.” The 16 countries include Japan, China, South Korea, India, and ASEAN states. They have given up on reaching their target of concluding a pact by the end of 2016 and did not announce a new deadline.


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