UK application for CPTPP to be discussed in September | International

Tokyo, August 30 (VNA) – Ministers from the 11 member states of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (VNA)CPTPP) Will meet online on September 1 to discuss UK membership applications and measures to strengthen internal cooperation.

The UK's request to join the CPTPP will be discussed on September 1Japanese Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura is in charge of comprehensive and progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiations. Photo: Kyoto / VNA

Japanese Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is in charge of negotiating the agreement, said his country was working closely with London and would work to expedite the talks.

The UK applied to join the CPTPP on February 1, and will be the first country to become a member of the treaty since it came into force at the end of 2018.

In early June, the member states of the treaty agreed to begin negotiations on the application for membership England.

Signed in Chile in March 2018, CPTPP now has 11 members in Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam and accounts for 13% of world GDP.

Nguyen Thi Van Ha Source

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