Korea, Japan, China adopt ‘trilateral vision’ for next decade, including FTA

January 20, 2020 – Asia Today International, a sister publication of IBNewsmag, is reporting today that Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, proclaimed that the three countries have adopted “a trilateral cooperation vision for the next decade”.

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They reconfirmed the importance of the trilateral cooperation developed over the past two decades and decided to raise the level of tangible cooperation, including the acceleration of negotiations on a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) among the three countries.

Prime Minister Abe said the three leaders had confirmed their commitment to pursue a trilateral FTA, saying it had vast added value and could even become the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

President Moon said this year’s summit had offered an important opportunity to help make the trilateral cooperation meeting a regular event. The three sides had also agreed to continue close communication and co-operation for the denuclearization of and a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.

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