• Kyodo


Finance Minister Taro Aso and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew have agreed that their governments should work on concluding a sweeping Pacific free trade pact at an early date, according to the two governments.

Aso told reporters Friday that he discussed with Lew the need to quickly strike a deal on the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership pact with 10 other countries, during a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 talks in Ankara.

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