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Singapore, NZ leaders call U.S. return to TPP “impossible,” “unrealistic”

  • April 20, 2022
  • , Kyodo
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Kyodo reported that during a joint press conference in Singapore on Tuesday, the prime ministers of Singapore and New Zealand expressed pessimism about the possibility of the United States returning to the TPP. “Given the domestic political situation [in the United States], it’s impossible,” said Singaporean Prime Minister Lee. “We are not negotiating for it.” His New Zealand counterpart Ardern seconded his opinion by saying: “It’s unrealistic.”

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