TPP-11 Summit canceled due to Canada's objection
Jiji -- Nov 11
The 11 current members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement have canceled a summit in Danang, central Vietnam, slated for Friday due to Canada's objection.

Canada objected to a broad accord on the so-called TPP-11 reached at a ministerial session the previous day, visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters Friday.

He also said all TPP member states except Canada are ready to confirm the broad accord at the top level.

Earlier in the day, Abe held talks with his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, to seek a compromise. The meeting, also attended by Japanese Economic Revitalization Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, cochair of the ministerial session, was unsuccessful.

Abe quoted the Canadian side as saying that the 11 countries are yet to reach a stage where their leaders can confirm the broad accord.

News source: Jiji
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