• Kyodo


Peru on Saturday offered cooperation with Japan in consultations to allow the major Asian economy into negotiations on a U.S.-led Pacific free trade pact, on which the current nine parties struck a framework accord earlier in the day.

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala extended his support for Japan’s bid to join talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership when he met with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in Honolulu before the start of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit, Japanese officials said.

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