Hanoi (VNA) – The third Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) opened in Hanoi on May 22, with the aim to speed up negotiations seeking to finalise the regional trade pact.
Attending the event were representatives from the 10 ASEAN nations and their partners of Australia, China, the Republic of Korea, India, Japan and New Zealand.
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh said that the parties involved have exerted efforts to boost negotiations with a hope to expand economic integration on the basis of the existing positive cooperation between ASEAN and its six partners.
All of them expect the RCEP will create a stable and unified framework and facilitate the circulation of products, services and investment in the region.
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