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Indo-Pacific Economic Framework talks to include 13 initial countries

May 23, 2022 at 3:15 AM
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework negotiations this week will begin among the U.S. and a dozen other countries, including seven members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and include talks about a mechanism for adding new members, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday, previewing the deal’s launch. The initial members are Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, Sullivan told reporters during a press call. Taiwan will not be...

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