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First Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting

August 19, 2013
1. The first Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting was held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, on August 19.

2. From the Japanese side, Mr. Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry, attended the meeting.

3. In this meeting, the outcomes of the meetings of the Trade Negotiating Committee, in which senior officials participated, and of the working groups of Trade in Goods, Trade in Services and Investment were reported, and the way forward for future negotiations, amongst others, was discussed.

* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.

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