U.S and Malaysia Focus on Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

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It was time to get down to business on day two of U.S. President Barack Obama’s first ever visit to Malaysia. After the pomp and ceremony of Saturday, he held bilateral talks with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, with the two expressing commitment to work more closely together, including on security issues and hammering out the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership economic deal.

Obama said on that the United States wanted a future where disputes were “resolved peacefully”. He spoke at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, where he stressed the need for cooperation between nations in the Asia-Pacific region to maintain global stability. During his speech, a group of protesters staged a demonstration urging the US President to reject the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), a trade agreement that seeks to integrate the economies of the Asia-Pacific region.

The U.S. President said he wanted to make sure that nations in the Asia Pacific “can trade under rules that ensure fair access to markets, and support jobs and economic growth for everybody”. CCTV’s Rian Maelzer reports from Kuala Lumpur with more details.

U.S.-Malaysian Talks Focus on Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

U.S.-Malaysian Talks Focus on Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Obama held bilateral talks with Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, with the two expressing commitment to work more closely together, including on security issues and hammering out the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership economic deal. CCTV’s Rian Maelzer reports from Kuala Lumpur with more details.
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