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Eyes on Asia: Thailand moves to join CPTPP, Singapore urges U.S. to engage

December 2, 2021 at 1:50 PM
Thailand is planning to participate in talks to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, while Singapore is calling on the U.S. to ensure its engagement with the region is just as comprehensive as CPTPP membership. Thailand Deputy Government Spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek told Reuters last week that Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said participating in talks to join CPTPP is “in the best interest of Thai people.” She added that Thailand’s government had heard public opinions and recommendations...

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