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ASEM Urges Free Trade

ASEM Urges Free TradeASEM Urges Free Trade

Economic leaders at the Asia-Europe meeting reached a broad consensus Friday on a united voice against rising protectionism trends and vowed to step up cooperation in digital infrastructure to facilitate trade and investment, South Korea’s Commerce Ministry said, Yonhap reported. Paik Un-gyu, the minister of trade, industry and energy, said the ASEM Economic Ministers’ Meeting discussed a wide range of issues, including trade, technology innovation and environmental issues. About 250 trade ministers and senior officials from 51 nations attended the meeting held at the Convention and Exhibition Center in southern Seoul for a two-day run.


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