Buenos Aires (VNA) – Member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) committed to seeking a new path to promote regional economic and trade integration during a high-level meeting in the Chilean city of Vina del Mar on March 15.
It was their first such gathering after President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the ambitious trade deal in late January.
Addressing the media, Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Munoz said participants voiced concern over protectionism in many parts of the world and reiterated their commitment to work together to keep markets free and open, advance regional economic integration and strengthen the rules-based international trading system.
According to him, 11 TPP member countries, excluding the US, affirmed the importance of the deal and mentioned various options going forward.
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