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UK secures Vietnam backing to join Trans-Pacific trading group, Raab says

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 16:40 GMT+7
UK secures Vietnam backing to join Trans-Pacific trading group, Raab says
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab (L) meets his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh at the Government Guesthouse in Hanoi, Vietnam September 30, 2020. Photo: Reuters

LONDON -- Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Wednesday Britain had secured Vietnam’s public support for it to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

“This is a significant step in taking the UK-Vietnam economic relationship to the next level, and demonstrating the UK’s commitment and value to the region,” Raab said on Twitter.

The CPTPP is a free trade agreement that links Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.



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