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Obama seeking framework agreement

22 July 2011 by Brody Sinclair

Prime Minister John Key and US President Barack Obama discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House.

In remarks to the press after the meeting, the President referred to the two leaders' great interest in promoting a more effective trade regime among Asia-Pacific nations. Referring specifically to TPP, Mr Obama said that they hoped to have a framework agreement by the time of the APEC meeting in Honolulu in November.

Here is a full transcript of their remarks following the meeting [external link].

Brody Sinclair, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is coordinating engagement with New Zealand stakeholders in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation.

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