• Kyodo


Negotiators from the 11 remaining signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact will hold a three-day meeting near Tokyo next week in pursuit of an agreement by November, the government said Tuesday.

With the withdrawal of the United States early this year having prompted proposals to amend or freeze parts of the pact, the 11 countries are aiming to reach a deal in time for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit starting Nov. 10 in Vietnam.

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