30 September 2016

News Story: Singaporean, Japanese leaders agree on TPP, East (South China) Sea

Hanoi (VNA) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and the East Sea issue were key topics discussed during a meeting between Japanese Prime Minister (PM) Shinzo Abe and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong in Tokyo on September 28. 

They agreed on cooperation to soon bring the TPP into effect. 

Addressing a joint press conference following the meeting, Lee Hsien Loong emphasised the importance of Japan as the second-largest economy participating in the deal, following the US. 

PM Abe believed that the Japanese Diet will ratify the TPP in its special session, which is scheduled to finish on November 11. 

Read the full story at VietnamPlus